The seize of Afghanistan by talibans has gotten the eye of the British authorities.
Reacting in an interview with Sky Information, UK International Secretary, Dominic Raab, admitted that the UK authorities didn’t foresee the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
Raab mentioned that Britain must have interaction with the Taliban sooner or later as a way to maintain them to account for his or her actions.
He additional revealed that a number of nations had been “caught off-guard” by the fast and hostile nature of the militant group’s takeover, which has prompted Afghans to flee the nation.
He added that British intelligence had been monitoring what was occurring on the bottom in Afghanistan “very rigorously” after the USA determined to scale back its troops within the nation.
”The reality is, the world over, folks had been caught abruptly. I haven’t spoken to a world interlocutor, together with international locations within the area over the past week, who hasn’t been shocked.
“We noticed a really swift change within the dynamics, and naturally, this has been half and parcel of the withdrawal of Western troops, nevertheless it has additionally been the way in which and the method of the Taliban.
”Nobody noticed this coming and we might have taken motion if we had,” he mentioned.
Talking on the probabilities of sitting down together with his counterpart in a Taliban Authorities, the International Secretary mentioned it will not occur “for the foreseeable future” however added there has at all times been some type of communication between Britain and the militant group.
“We’ve obtained to attempt to use each lever working with our companions, working with the UN, working with NATO, to attempt to safe a extra moderating affect, and a greater course for the Afghan folks within the months and years forward,” he added.