UK To Urge Extension Of Kabul Evacuations At G7 Talks

Britain has deployed 1,000 soldiers to aid its airlift efforts.

Britain said Monday it would appetite the United States to extend an end-of-the-month borderline for evacuations from Afghanistan, while the Taliban warned any adjournment would advance to "consequences".

US President Joe Biden has set an August 31 borderline for the anarchic airlift organised by bags of briefly deployed US troops, but has larboard the aperture accessible to an addendum if needed.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said that Prime Abbot Boris Johnson would "try to accession the anticipation of seeing if the United States will extend" the borderline at an online leaders affair of the G7 accumulation of affluent nations on Tuesday.

But a agent for the Taliban, Suhail Shaheen, told Sky News that the hardline Islamist accumulation would not accede to any addendum of the deadline, calling this a "red line", with any adjournment beheld as "extending occupation".

"If the US or UK were to seek added time to abide evacuations -- the acknowledgment is no. Or there would be consequences," Shaheen said.

"If they are absorbed on continuing the occupation, it will actualize a reaction," he added.

The UK defence abbot fatigued that the evacuations from Afghanistan's basic could alone be maintained above August 31 if led by the US.

"It's absolutely important for bodies to accept the United States accept over 6,000 bodies in Kabul airport and back they abjure that will booty abroad the framework... and we will accept to go as well," Wallace told reporters in Scotland.

"If their calendar extends alike by a day or two, that will accord us a day or two added to abandon people," he said.

"Because we are absolutely bottomward to hours now, not weeks, and we accept to accomplish abiding we accomplishment every minute to get bodies out."

Britain currently chairs the G7, which additionally comprises Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States.

Britain's armed armament abbot James Heappey told Sky News that the "hard reality" was that the Taliban had a acute say, now that they ascendancy Afghanistan.

"I anticipate everybody has to be bright that this is not aloof a altercation that happens amid G7 leaders tomorrow, it is a altercation which happens with the Taliban," he said.

"The Taliban will accept a choice, they can either seek to appoint with the all-embracing association and appearance that they appetite to be a allotment of the all-embracing system.

"Or they can about-face about and say there is no befalling for an extension."

Britain, which has deployed 1,000 soldiers to aid its airlift efforts, is blame for best to get out everybody who qualifies, with the trans-Atlantic allies' defence ministers speaking by buzz Sunday.

London has so far abandoned 5,725 bodies from Kabul back August 13, including added than 3,100 Afghan individuals and their families, according to the defence ministry.

Heappey said aboriginal Monday the UK expects a added nine flights to abandon over the abutting 24 hours.

He told Times radio that Afghans who are acceptable for cover in the West were additionally beat the country overland and assuming up at embassies in neighbouring countries such as Pakistan.

(This adventure has not been edited by NDTV agents and is auto-generated from a amalgamated feed.)

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