Joe Biden’s reaction: why Boris Johnson gets angry with the US president over the Afghan crisis | World | New
The UK and US have been strong allies for hundreds of years, but now Boris Johnson feels livid in the face of Joe Biden after his decision to withdraw the US presence from Afghanistan. Mr Johnson faces difficult conversations with Mr Biden this week as the Afghan crisis continues to see the UK government face unrest at home and abroad.
US President Joe Biden continued to defend his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan despite the country’s rapid fall to the Taliban days later.
Critics around the world have focused their frustrations on his handling of the whole situation rather than the withdrawal specifically.
At a press conference, Biden responded to these criticisms and said that America’s adversaries in Moscow and Beijing would have been the only real winners if the United States had committed to more years of war. in Afghanistan.
The US leader said, “I think history will record that it was the logical, rational and fair decision to make.
“If you’re sitting in Beijing… if you’re sitting in Moscow, are you glad we’re gone?” Let’s go. “
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Mr Johnson is also likely to be enraged by Mr Biden’s actions, as his move appears to have enabled ISIS terrorists to increase their influence in the country.
Mr Biden admitted that there is a threat of ISIS attacks on people trying to get to the airport.
A government insider told The Times: “We know they would like to throw a suicide bomb into the crowd and eliminate Brits or Americans.
“There is a serious threat from an ISIS suicide bomber.
“Soldiers have to keep their fingers on the trigger in one hand while holding a baby in the other. It is very fragile.
The British Prime Minister will, however, be forced to keep his emotions in check at the next emergency G7 summit on Tuesday.
Mr Johnson intends to use the summit to call on Mr Biden to delay the August 31 deadline in a bid to tackle the chaos and chaos at Kabul airport and ensure more people can be safely evacuated.
Ahead of the summit, Biden said he might be ready to bow to requests for an extension.
The US leader revealed that discussions were already underway and said he would tell the G7: “We will see what we can do.”
Mr Johnson has previously lobbied Mr Biden after calling on him to prevent a humanitarian crisis.
He tweeted: “It is vital that the international community work together to ensure safe evacuations, prevent a humanitarian crisis and support the Afghan people to achieve the gains of the past 20 years. “
In the event that no delay in the deadline is granted, Britain is expected to step up the mass evacuation of British and Afghan citizens from Afghanistan this week in a bid to expel 6,000 more people from the chaos in Kabul, according to the Times .