A Taliban spokesman said on Monday that the United States and its allies could face consequences if they delay their scheduled departure from Afghanistan by August 31.
Speaking to Sky News UK, Sohail Shaheen explained: If the US or UK ask for more time to continue with evacuations, the answer is no. Otherwise, they will have to deal with the consequences.” he added.
His statement comes in response to the possibility of former US President Joe Biden to delay the withdrawal of US forces beyond the August 31 deadline, under pressure from his allies.
London will also start delaying the evacuation date.
And news agencies wrote that Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to persuade President Joe Biden in a virtual summit on Afghanistan held by Britain on Tuesday in the Group of Seven, which includes seven of the most developed countries.
The extension also requires Taliban approval
Some British military commanders have said that Britain should keep its forces at Kabul airport so that it can continue evacuation efforts even if the Americans leave. James Hebei, Minister of State for the Armed Forces at Britain’s Ministry of Defense, told Sky News on Monday that
Without the support of the United States, there would be no international air transportation.
But he stressed that the extension would also require Taliban approval.
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