Foreign soldiers must leave by August 31, otherwise it will have consequences, militants say.
Aug 23, 2021 at 12:21 pm TASR
CABLE. The Taliban will not extend the deadline for foreign troops to remain in Afghanistan, not even to evacuate foreigners and their associates from the country.
Taliban spokesman Suhajl Shahin told Sky News that August 31 represents a “red line” in this direction.
“(American) President (Joe) Biden announced that by August 31, they will withdraw all their troops. If they move it, it will mean an unreasonable prolongation of the occupation, “Shahin said.
“If the US or Britain wants more time to evacuate, the answer is no. Otherwise, it will have consequences … It will create mistrust between us,” a Taliban spokesman added.
The media, meanwhile, reported that the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to ask Biden on Tuesday that US troops remain assisted in evacuations from Afghanistan after August 31.