Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, has actually validated that President Ashraf Ghani has actually left the nation.
The High Council for National Reconciliation was developed to work out with aspects of the Taliban.
Describing him as “a former president”, Abdullah stated Ghani had “left the nation in such a situation”.
“God will hold him accountable and the nation will also judge,” he stated, in a video on Facebook.
this medium reporter called live on air by Taliban spokespersonThe this medium’s Yalda Hakim was gotten in touch with on air by Taliban mediator Suhail Shaheen to inform individuals of Kabul “their lives are safe”.
“We assure the people in Afghanistan, particularly in the city of Kabul, that their properties, their lives are safe – there will be no revenge on anyone,” he informed her.
“We are the servants of the people and of this country.”
Top United States diplomat left to Kabul airport
The leading United States diplomat in Afghanistan, Charg é d’Affaires Ross Wilson, has actually gotten away the embassy.
He has actually been transferred to Kabul airport, according to a United States authorities.
The United States flag which flew over the embassy has actually likewise been required to the airport and will be gotten rid of from the nation.
Blinken: ‘This is not Saigon’
United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken states the United States is moving its embassy substance to Kabul airport.
He informed ABC News: “It’s why we had forces on hand – to make sure we could do this in a safe and orderly fashion. The compound itself, folks are leaving there and going to the airport.”
He included that the embassy has lists of individuals to leave damage’s method and is doubling down on efforts to do so.
He likewise rejected any contrasts of the existing circumstance to the 1975 fall of Saigon, in Vietnam, and firmly insisted that the Afghan objective had actually been “successful”
“This is not Saigon,” he stated.
It comes as leading United States republican politician Steve Scalise called the United States withdrawal an “epic failure”.
He informed CBS News on Sunday that the evacuation of the United States embassy in Kabul was “President Biden’s Saigon moment”.
He blamed the collapse of Afghanistan on Biden and and his intelligence group, implicating their forecasts of being “devastatingly wrong”.