UK defense minister believes it is “unlikely” that the US will extend the period of evacuation from Afghanistan
Madrid, 24 August. (Europa Press) –
Britain’s Defense Minister Ben Wallace said on Tuesday he believed it was “unlikely” that the United States would extend the initial August 31 deadline for evacuation from Afghanistan.
In a statement to Sky News, Wallace elaborated that he was based on “not only what the Taliban have said”, but also on “public statements” by US President Joe Biden.
“I think it’s unlikely,” he said, however, before adding that “it’s definitely worth it” for countries to “try on”. “And we will do it”, is riveted.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address the issue with Biden at Tuesday’s meeting of the G7 – Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, as well as the United Kingdom and the United States – which he called on Sunday to discuss the crisis Was. In Afghanistan. Washington is expected to speak during the day.
The Taliban had already warned on Monday that there would be “consequences” if foreign countries did not complete their withdrawal from the country by that date. Meanwhile, tensions continue around Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport. On Monday, an Afghan soldier was killed in a shootout between armed men, Western military personnel and Afghans on the approach.
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