The UK’s defence secretary Ben Wallace has warned Afghan asylum-seekers that some will be left behind in the airlift prompted by Washington’s rushed evacuation of its Kabul embassy.
“I’ve been very clear, not everyone will get out,” Ben Wallace told ITV News on Monday morning.
“The speed at which we have to leave, the challenges around crowds, of many people who… don’t meet any criteria that are trying to get out of the country, creates real problems for us in making sure everyone gets out,” Wallace said.
On Monday the Taliban rejected proposals set to be discussed at an emergency virtual meeting of G7 leaders on Tuesday for a two-day extension to the August 31 deadline for foreign troops recently redeployed to Kabul’s airport to finally leave Afghanistan after 20 years.
On Monday, US troops occupying the heavily-fortified Hamid Karzai International Airport in the north of the Afghan capital unilaterally began restricting entry to citizens of the US and other NATO countries or those with US ‘green card’ immigration documents.
Source: Sputnik News