In the UK, the opposition has called for the resignation of Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, accused of failing to make the necessary phone calls to help translators flee Afghanistan.
According to British media reports, Foreign Ministry officials asked Raab to call on Afghan Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar for the evacuation of Afghans working with British troops, two days before the Taliban took control of the capital, Kabul. However, the minister, who was then on vacation in a luxury hotel on a Greek island, could not be reached.
After the news broke, the Labor Party, the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats demanded that Raab be removed from office by Prime Minister Boris Johnson or resigned.
Keir Starmer, leader of the main opposition Labor Party, tweeted: “Who wouldn’t call if they were told it could save someone’s life?” Shadow Secretary of State Lisa Nandy asked, accusing Raab of “another disastrous reasoning failure.”
Nandy said: “If Dominic Raab doesn’t have the decency to step down, the prime minister should show some leadership and fire him.” made his assessment.
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“NO LONGER SUITABLE TO REPRESENT THE COUNTRY”
Layla Moran, a Liberal Democrat, demanded that Johnson “show leadership and sack the minister,” adding: “There are now terrified performers all over Afghanistan under siege by the Taliban. All the secretary of state had to do was get off the beach and answer the phone, and he didn’t. “Mentioned.
Moran also argued that Raab embarrassed England and that it was no longer appropriate for him to represent the country.
Ian Blackford, leader of the Scottish National Party caucus, said: “Dominic Raab has failed to perform his fundamental duties as Foreign Secretary and put the lives of people in danger. His position is absolutely untenable and he should resign or be fired. ”the expression used.
However, despite all the calls, Raab asked reporters at the entrance to the Prime Ministry building, “Are you going to resign? the question “No”. replied like.
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The British government announced that the United Kingdom will accept 20,000 people who wish to leave Afghanistan, 5,000 people will be accepted in the next 12 months and the rest in the next 5 years.
THE TALIBAN PROCESS TO DOMINATE THE COUNTRY
As part of the peace agreement reached between the United States and the Taliban in February 2020, the process of withdrawing international forces from Afghanistan began this year.
While the agreement stipulated not to attack foreign forces, it did not provide for the actions of the Taliban against the Afghan security forces.
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Continuing negotiations with the Afghan government in Doha, the Taliban have simultaneously dominated many districts and provincial centers in Afghanistan with heavy attacks since June.
Besieging the capital Kabul, the Taliban took control of the city without conflict after President Ashraf Ghani left the country on August 15.