Clock ticking for US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by August 31 deadline

Clock ticking for US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by August 31 deadline

[Music] [Music] we are currently on a pace to finish by august the 31st the sooner we can finish the better each day of operations brings added risk to our troops but the completion by august 31st depends upon the taliban continuing to cooperate and allow access to the airport for those who are transporting out and no disruptions to our operations in addition i’ve asked the pentagon and the state department for contingency plans to adjust the timetable should that become necessary [Music] back up [Music] have you received any requests from the americans to extend the evacuation uh the evacuation scheme beyond that data and are there any circumstances under which you would agree to extending [Laughter] [Music] foreign foreign [Music] uh [Applause] the number one condition we’re setting as g7 is that they’ve got to guarantee right the way through through august the 31st and beyond a safe passage for those who want to come [Music] you
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Clock ticking for US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan by August 31 deadline

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