The UK’s evacuation effort in Afghanistan is “right down to hours now, not weeks”, the defence secretary has mentioned.
Ben Wallace conceded the UK’s involvement will finish when the US leaves the nation, which is predicted to be on 31 August.
“The prime minister is, clearly on the G7, going to try to elevate the prospect of seeing if america will lengthen,” he mentioned on a go to to Port George, close to Inverness.
“It is actually essential for individuals to grasp america have over 6,000 individuals in Kabul airport and after they withdraw that can take away the framework, and we should go as effectively.
“I do not suppose there’s any probability of staying on after america. If their timetable extends even by a day or two, that can give us a day or two extra to evacuate individuals.
“As a result of we’re actually right down to hours now, not weeks, and now we have to ensure we exploit each minute to get individuals out.”
A G7 leaders summit is because of happen nearly tomorrow, with Boris Johnson anticipated to push US President Joe Biden for an extension of the US pullout on the finish of August.