“It’s a red line. President Biden announced that on 31 August they would withdraw all their military forces. So if they extend it that means they are extending occupation while there is no need for that.”
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told Sky News the U.S. would face the consequences if President Joe Biden doesn’t stick with the August 31 withdrawal deadline:
The Taliban has met with Sky News in Doha to discuss what happens next – and issued a stark warning about the withdrawal of troops from the country.
Taliban spokesperson Dr Suhail Shaheen said: “It’s a red line. President Biden announced that on 31 August they would withdraw all their military forces. So if they extend it that means they are extending occupation while there is no need for that.”
He added: “If the US or UK were to seek additional time to continue evacuations – the answer is no. Or there would be consequences.
“It will create mistrust between us. If they are intent on continuing the occupation it will provoke a reaction.”
I wonder if Shaheen said “red line” as a way to mock former President Barack Obama’s response to ISIS in Syria. That red line kept moving.
America is still having difficulty evacuating American citizens, Afghan-Americans, and those who helped our military.
Biden admitted his administration discussed moving the deadline: “There’s discussions going on among us and the military about extending. Our hope is we will not have to extend, but there are going to be discussions, I suspect, on how far along we are in the process.”
Biden wants to bring it up when he meets with G7 leaders on Tuesday.
Shaheen described reports of the Taliban going door-to-door, hunting those who oppose them or helped America in the past 20 years, as “fake news.”
He also assured Sky News that women will have the same rights as everyone else except wearing a hijab. In other words, the Taliban will recognize that women have the same human rights as males.
Yeah..the only part of that interview I believe is the threat towards America. The day the Taliban acknowledges even one human right for women is the day hell freezes over.DONATE
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