The British government denies that the evacuation of Kabul out chaotic

The British Minister, Dominic Raab, defended on Tuesday the evacuation held last August of about 15,000 Britons and Afghans at risk after the conquest of Kabul

The British government denies that the evacuation of Kabul out chaotic

The British Minister, Dominic Raab, defended on Tuesday the evacuation held last August of about 15,000 Britons and Afghans at risk after the conquest of Kabul by the Taliban, after a former official "dysfunctional and chaotic". RAAB, which at that time was Foreign Minister and therefore responsible for the operation, has admitted, in declarations to the media, that there were "challenges" and "lessons to learn", but insists that he did "a good job" in Base to "Recent Evacuations Standards" and "if compared internationally".

"It was the largest air evacuation operation that is remembered" and the United Kingdom took out more people from Afghanistanan than any other country except United States -5,000 Britons, 8,000 Afghans and 2,000 children-, he said. The Labor Deputy Emily Thornberry asked today also Minister of Justice that "arises to resign", after "shocking" revelations made to the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Commission by the former employee Raphael Marshall, which in September left his position at the Foreign Office . In a written statement, the informant has accused Raab of being "slow" to make decisions and "not understand the situation", which led to the August operation "dysfunctional and chaotic".

Marshall explained that, in a moment of lack of personnel and teleworking by the pandemic, some 150,000 requests from Afghans had to be managed to be rescued by being at risk for their links with the United Kingdom, for example because they worked as translators or drivers during The twenty years of allied occupation of the Asian country. According to the former diplomat, of these people, "less than 5%" received assistance after the capital, Kabul, fell on August 15, after the withdrawal in May of US and NATO troops. According to Marshall, decisions about who to help, based on two governmental relief programs, were taken "arbitrarily" and sometimes by low-ranking employees, while the minister, who already was criticized for being of being of Holidays in Crete (Greece), it took "hours" to answer. AND

In one of the most damaging accusations, the informant ensures that many of the received emails were marked as read to cover their backs to the ministry although "it will not act" to answer them and that many of the officials assigned to the task "had ignorance" about The situation or languages of Afghanistan.

The President of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons, the 'Tory' Tom Tugendhat, told the BBC that, judging by the evidence, the Foreign Office was like "a heavenly Mary (empty boat in the century XIX) at a national emergency moment. " "The question to which you have to answer is: Where was the whole world?" The parliamentarian said.

Updated Date: 07 December 2021, 14:13

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