Aug. 22, 2021
Addressing the disastrous situation in war-torn Afghanistan on 21 August, former US President Donald Trump said recent developments in the country are due to the current administration’s foreign policy and a great military demonstrating Joe Biden’s incompetence.
UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace stated in an article for The Mail on Sunday that those Afghans who try to flee to Britain to escape the Taliban will have to make their own way to the borders if the US does not delay the deadline for leaving the country. The latter is set for 31 August.
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab earlier discussed the situation in Afghanistan with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, especially the evacuation of UK and US citizens from the country.
Meanwhile, former US President Donald Trump has criticised President Joe Biden. The former POTUS took aim at the current administration at a Saturday Save America rally in Cullman, Alabama, accusing the latter of surrendering US military bases in Afghanistan, and stressing that American troops are leaving $83 billion worth of military equipment behind.
The Taliban* entered Kabul on 15 August. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country to prevent what he described as bloodshed if the militants had to fight for the city. Most countries have since reduced or evacuated their diplomatic missions in Kabul.
The chief of the political office of the Taliban, Abdul Ghani Baradar, will likely make a decision concerning the structure of the future Afghan government over the next two weeks, a source in the Taliban told Sputnik on 21 August.
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