US President Joe Biden (78) warns of the unsafe situation at the airport in Kabul (Afghanistan). Every day that you stay longer is another day on which a local branch of the terrorist militia Islamic State tries to attack the airport in the Afghan capital. Biden said this in a press conference on Tuesday evening.
There is an “acute and growing danger of an attack”. The terrorist group is also a declared enemy of the militant Islamist Taliban, said Biden.
Location at the airport chaotic
There are hundreds of people who want to leave the country at and around Kabul airport. The situation is chaotic. Seven people were killed in the crowd on Saturday. According to a correspondent for “Sky News”, they were literally “squeezed”. Many were dehydrated and desperate. A target in the eyes of US President Biden.
With regard to the branch of the Islamic State (IS), Biden said that an attack on the airport would shake the Taliban’s credibility as the new rulers and also hit foreign troops that the group hated – so the logic. The Taliban control the area around the airport.
The militant Islamists seized power in Afghanistan in mid-August. Biden therefore ordered a reinforcement of the US troops at Kabul airport to enable the evacuation of Western citizens, Afghan local staff and other people in need of protection. More than 5,000 US soldiers are currently deployed there.
At the press conference, Biden also announced that there was consensus at the G7 deliberations on Tuesday that recognition of a future government in Afghanistan would depend on a number of conditions.
Will Taliban “judge by actions”
“We agree that none of us will take the Taliban at their word. We will judge them on their actions and we will coordinate all steps closely, ”said Biden. For example, the decisive factor is whether the Taliban comply with international obligations and prevent Afghanistan from being used as a “base for terrorism”.
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“We all agreed today that we will stand shoulder to shoulder with our closest partners in order to master the current challenge in Afghanistan,” emphasized Biden.
70,700 people flown out
They will continue to work together in the future. With the help of the USA, a total of 70,700 people have been flown out of Afghanistan since August 14, according to the US President. (SDA / euc)