Afghanistan: There was uncertainty the morning after the Afghan president fled and the Taliban settled in the presidential palace. As thousands of people desperately wanted to flee the country. Kabul Airport was a scene of chaos.
The fall of the US-backed government in Afghanistan over the Taliban occurred faster than hardly anyone in Washington or Kabul could have imagined. On Sunday afternoon, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled his nation. The Taliban were about to redirect the country, and President Biden approved sending thousands of additional troops to safely remove U.S. diplomatic personnel and others out of Kabul.
It is a staggering turn of events every few weeks before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that triggered the United States offensive in Afghanistan. And he adds another issue to the growing Republican attacks on Biden a year before Democrats are ready for re-election in Congress, with a mild seizure of power in Washington.
Global politicians react as the Taliban take Kabul
LONDON — World leaders expressed their willingness and concern about the chaotic scenes of the Afghan capital, Kabul, and the Taliban are now taking effective control of the country.
Since the United States began dismantling its Afghan operation. The Taliban, who want to enforce a strict version of Islamic law, have conquered fresh territory almost every day. On Sunday, she conquered Kabul and took over the presidential palace. A step that marked the end of nearly 20 years of U.S. military presence there.
On Sunday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson described the situation as “extremely difficult”. “I think it is essential that the West work together to reach this new government, from the Taliban or anyone else. That no one wants Afghanistan to be a breeding ground for terror again.”
British Defense Minister Ben Wallace confirmed he would plunge into Sky News on Monday that it was not in its plans to send troops back to Afghanistan.
The White House says that it has no demands on Afghanistan on the world’s leading politicians
As chaos unfolds in Kabul, the White House says it has no demands between President Biden and his foreign counterparts about the collapse of the government in Afghanistan.
Although he took part in several virtual briefings with top employees on Sunday, including his national security team. These assistants say there are no demands with world leaders to summarize as usual at the White House. “I have nothing to read,” a National Security Council official told CNN when explicitly asked if there were calls to foreign leaders on Sunday.
While Biden did not make calls. The Foreign Minister Antony was flashing with his Australian, French, German and Norwegian counterparts over the phone about efforts to “put citizens safe and help vulnerable Afghans,” says a Foreign Ministry speaker.
“West made mistakes”
In Italy, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio shared a similar message and told Corriero Della Sera that no new military commitment to Afghanistan would be on Sunday. “Surely the West has made mistakes, and it’s right to admit it,” said Di Maio, according to a translation of the NBC news interview.
“Attempts have been made over the past 20 years to hinder the power and ideology of the Taliban. But suppose progress has been so fast and fast in recent days. In that case, we must at least ask ourselves. What the reasons are,” he added. Germany announced the evacuation of as many employees as possible in Kabul on Sunday, although, according to Heiko Maas, the country’s foreign minister, a “core team,” will remain on site.
On Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel informed her party that recent events in Afghanistan need to be dealt with for a long time, according to Reuters.Merkel added Germany must help Afghanistan’s neighbours deal with refugees.
The German government crisis team will meet on Monday afternoon to discuss the events in Kabul.
EU foreign policy leader Josep Borrell tweeted Monday: “Afghanistan is at a crossroads. The safety and well-being of its citizens and international security are at stake.” Borrell will discuss the situation with EU foreign ministers on Tuesday.
Before a separate emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on Monday. Irish Trade Minister Leo Varadkar said: “Shocking news from Afghanistan. Particularly concerned about women and girls in the country. Ireland will continue to use its voice in the UN Security Council to condemn Taliban violence and avoid further suffering.”
Data from the United Nations Humanitarian Aid Coordination Authority shows that some 18.4 million people in Afghanistan have humanitarian aid even before the Taliban is needed this year’s progress. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Twitter on Sunday:
“The conflict in Afghanistan forces hundreds of thousands to flee amid reports of serious human rights violations. All abuses must stop.”
Hours earlier, the head of the NATO Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, said he spoke with representatives of the United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands about the situation in Afghanistan.
“NATO is helping to keep Kabul airport open to facilitate and coordinate evacuations,” he said on Twitter.
In April, US President Joe Biden ordered the withdrawal of US soldiers before September 11, a decision he repeated last week. When he said the United States spent over one trillion dollars in 20 years, trained and equipped Afghan forces.
However, the departure of US troops and their allies is overshadow by the rapid deployment of the Taliban forces and the subsequent chaotic scenes of citizens trying to escape the nation. Taliban speaker Suhail Shaheen told BBC Sunday militants wanted a “peaceful” transition.
China and Russia:
China have kept their embassy open in Kabul, although it advises its citizens to remain inland. According to NBC, a speaker for the Chinese government. Hua Chunying, said Beijing expected a smooth transition of power and called for news to contain crime and terrorism.
Russia is taking a similar approach after deciding to keep its message open in Kabul. Will move about 100 employees. A speaker for the Russian government told Reuters, adding that some will be on vacation while others will not be there to avoid too much presence.
According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Russian Ambassador Dmitriy Zhirnov will meet with the Taliban in Kabul on Tuesday.
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