The Taliban says it needs all overseas evacuations from Afghanistan to be accomplished when US troops withdraw from the nation on 31 August and insisted there can be no extension to that deadline.
Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid informed a information convention the Taliban is “not in favour” of permitting Afghans to depart, and stated the crowds surrounding Kabul airport within the hope of boarding a flight out had nothing to concern and may now go dwelling.
The leaders of the G7 – Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US – had been assembly right now, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson amongst these anticipated to ask President Joe Biden to think about an extension.
Mr Mujahid stated: “31 August is the time given and after that it is one thing that’s in opposition to the settlement.
“All folks ought to be eliminated previous to that date.
“After that we don’t permit them, it is not going to be allowed in our nation, we’ll take a unique stance.”
A spokesman for the Pentagon later stated all Individuals who need to depart Afghanistan by 31 August ought to be capable to, and the US is “nonetheless aiming in direction of the tip of the month” for the completion of its duties.
Many within the worldwide group have raised issues about how girls might be handled by the brand new regime, which is understood for beforehand requiring girls to remain at dwelling and put on restrictive clothes, and proscribing entry to training.
Mr Mujahid stated the present scenario for girls in Afghanistan below the Taliban is “momentary”.
He stated that issues will change, however that troops on the bottom have to be “skilled” to take care of the scenario.
The spokesman added that the Taliban would “assure” the safety of Afghans and there was no checklist of individuals being focused for reprisals.
“We’ve forgotten every little thing previously,” he stated.
On Monday, one other Taliban spokesman, Dr Suhail Shaheen, informed Sky Information that 31 August was a “crimson line”, and UK and US forces ought to be in another country or there might be “penalties”.
Earlier right now, the UK’s defence secretary, Ben Wallace, informed Sky Information that an extension to the deadline is unlikely.
Requested if Mr Biden will prolong the 31 August ending date, Mr Wallace stated: “I feel it is unlikely, not solely due to what the Taliban has stated but in addition the general public assertion from President Biden.
“It is value us all making an attempt, and we’ll.”