Withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan
President Joe Biden in public address defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan - a move which opened the way for Taliban militants to return to power.
Staying longer was not an option, Biden said in an address to the nation, a day after the end of a 20-year US presence in Afghanistan.
On August 24, the United States must complete its evacuation of people from Afghanistan by August 31. As per the Taliban spokesperson, there will be no extension for US evacuation in Afghanistan. However, they have to evacuate American troops set by the Biden Administration. Moreover, he said the country is running towards success but chaos at the airport causing disaster.
However, the U.S. President has not yet decided whether the withdrawal of the international forces will be prolonged due to the evacuation from the Kabul airport.
Biden is expected to make that decision in the next 24 hours. In Great Britain, however, they doubt that the evacuation will be completed by the set deadline.
Emergency talks by the G7 leadership will be held in a virtual format on August 24 initiated by the UK, who is chairing the club. The summit will focus on Afghanistan where developments are not going according to the way London and Washington anticipated. So far, the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) has not formed a coalition government.