Prime Minister phones US President to say we mustn’t lose gains made in Afghanistan

 Boris Johnson final night time urged Joe Biden not to throw away the gains of the final 20 years following the chaotic US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

In a thinly veiled warning over the results of the US navy retreat from Kabul, the Prime Minister reminded the President of the necessity to shield the West towards terrorism.

It follows a wave of criticism from US media and British and European politicians following the Taliban’s dramatic takeover.

A Downing Street spokesman mentioned: ‘The leaders welcomed US and UK cooperation in latest days to assist evacuate our nationals, present and former workers, and others from Afghanistan. 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reminded US President Joe Biden of the need to protect the West against terrorism

Prime Minister Boris Johnson reminded US President Joe Biden of the necessity to shield the West towards terrorism

‘They resolved to proceed working intently collectively on this in the times and weeks forward to permit as many individuals as attainable to depart the nation.’  

The dialogue between the pair is assumed to be one of many first calls from a global chief the President has taken for the reason that insurgents’ energy seize.

The Downing Street spokesman added: ‘The Prime Minister and President Biden agreed on the necessity for the worldwide group to come collectively to forestall a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan.

‘The Prime Minister outlined UK plans together with elevated humanitarian assist to the area and resettlement of refugees. 

‘The Prime Minister burdened the significance of not shedding the gains made in Afghanistan over the past twenty years, of defending ourselves towards any rising risk from terrorism and of continuous to assist the folks of Afghanistan.’

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The dialogue between the pair is assumed to be one of many first calls from a global chief the President has taken

The pair mentioned they may talk about this problem additional at a digital assembly of G7 leaders in the approaching days.

It comes because the American media appeared to be turning on Mr Biden yesterday over the botched withdrawal of troops.

The President had blamed the Afghans for not being ready for the Taliban insurgents’ fast assault. But his deal with to the American folks on Monday night time was slammed by media retailers and political commentators.

The Wall Street Journal described the speech as ‘one of the shameful in historical past by a commander in chief’.

In an editorial, the newspaper mentioned the President had ‘refused to settle for duty for the botched withdrawal whereas blaming others’, including that the ‘one group he conspicuously didn’t blame was the Taliban’.

The President blamed the Afghans for not being prepared for the Taliban attack in his speech

The President blamed the Afghans for not being ready for the Taliban assault in his speech

His address to the American people on Monday night was slammed by media outlets and political commentators

His deal with to the American folks on Monday night time was slammed by media retailers and political commentators

It was reported final night time that in 2010, Mr Biden mentioned ‘f*** that’ when requested if the US had an ethical obligation to shield civilians in Afghanistan. He made the blunt remarks to Richard Holbrooke, a prime US diplomat in the Barack Obama administration.

In Monday’s speech, Mr Biden mentioned: ‘I stand squarely behind my choice’, and claimed that Afghanistan’s political leaders and navy have been ‘not prepared to struggle for themselves’.

‘We gave them each probability to decide their very own future. We couldn’t present them with the need to struggle for that future.’

A Washington Post editorial mentioned Mr Biden might have listened to the ‘many seasoned fingers’ giving him alternate options to withdrawal, including that him blaming others was ‘unseemly’ on condition that 2,448 US service members died in Afghanistan in 20 years.

The pair said they will discuss the issue further at a virtual meeting of G7 leaders

The pair mentioned they may talk about the problem additional at a digital assembly of G7 leaders 

An editorial in the New York Post said Mr Biden ‘alone is responsible’ for the Taliban takeover

An editorial in the New York Post mentioned Mr Biden ‘alone is accountable’ for the Taliban takeover

An editorial in the New York Post mentioned Mr Biden ‘alone is accountable’ for the Taliban takeover, which it described as an ‘utter disaster, for Afghans and for world safety’.

German chancellor Angela Merkel mentioned: ‘This is an especially bitter improvement. Bitter, dramatic, horrible – particularly, in fact, for the folks in Afghanistan. We all made the fallacious evaluation.’ 

The Ministry of Defence in the UK repeatedly warned its US counterparts that the plan to take away US troops by September 11 was too fast. Officials advised Washington the timetable was ‘very aggressive’.

A Foreign Office supply mentioned: ‘There was not a number of session. He [Mr Biden] mainly introduced what he needed to do. Every Nato ally, together with us and his defence workers, could have been advising an extended delay.’ 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted: 'We all made the wrong assessment.'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted: ‘We all made the fallacious evaluation.’ 

Former Treasury minister Huw Merriman, chairman of the Commons transport committee, known as Mr Biden a ‘complete blithering fool’ for blaming Afghan forces. Another former minister, Simon Clarke, mentioned it was the top of an American period.

‘The extra you mirror, the extra you realise the speech he gave final night time was grotesque,’ he tweeted. ‘An utter repudiation of the America so many people have admired so deeply all our lives – the champion of liberty and democracy and the guardian of what is proper in the world.’ 

Tory backbencher Angela Richardson mentioned: ‘The world simply acquired a little bit bit smaller after that assertion. Very protectionist.

‘Only involved about terrorist threats on US soil and no actual acknowledgment of the devastation left behind in Afghanistan.’

Britons condemn Joe Biden: New ballot makes grim studying for US President as choice to pull his troops out of Afghanistan is taken into account WRONG by nearly two to one

The British public final night time condemned Joe Biden for the disaster in Afghanistan as they expressed fears the turmoil may lead to recent terror assaults right here.

A ballot for the Daily Mail discovered the President’s choice to pull out US troops was thought-about fallacious by nearly two to one.

Mr Biden is seen as most to blame for the Taliban’s victory, simply forward of Donald Trump.

Almost half (49 per cent) say their view of Mr Biden has worsened. But the outcomes of the JL Partners survey, the primary main ballot carried out for the reason that collapse of Afghanistan, additionally make grim studying for Boris Johnson.

Nearly seven in ten (67 per cent) really feel the Prime Minister and his crew haven’t been in management of the scenario, together with 58 per cent of Tory voters.

A poll for the Daily Mail found the President’s decision to pull out US troops was considered wrong by almost two to one. Joe Biden is seen as most to blame for the Taliban’s victory, just ahead of Donald Trump

A ballot for the Daily Mail discovered the President’s choice to pull out US troops was thought-about fallacious by nearly two to one. Joe Biden is seen as most to blame for the Taliban’s victory, simply forward of Donald Trump

And the bulk (51 per cent) imagine he ought to have performed extra to persuade Mr Biden not to pull out his troops so quickly.

However, there’s a reluctance for British troopers to stay in the nation, with round six in ten (58 per cent) opposed to them staying on their very own with out the Americans alongside them.

More than half (51 per cent) mentioned ministers haven’t performed sufficient to assist Afghan interpreters who helped British troops discover refuge together with their households.

The Mail has highlighted the pressing problem over the six years of our award-winning Betrayal Of The Brave marketing campaign. A majority (53 per cent) mentioned Britain ought to do extra to settle for refugees fleeing the Taliban, in contrast to only one in 5 who disagreed.

Only eight per cent mentioned they believed Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has dealt with the disaster nicely, with 13 per cent saying the identical in regards to the Prime Minister. Both Mr Raab and Mr Johnson have been on vacation as Kabul fell to the advancing fanatics.

The PM returned from his break in the West Country on Sunday afternoon for a Cobra assembly in Whitehall, whereas the Foreign Secretary, who had been in Crete, ultimately arrived again in the nation in early hours of Monday. Nearly 4 in ten (38 per cent) mentioned Mr Raab got here again from his vacation too slowly, whereas 33 per cent mentioned Mr Johnson had not returned rapidly sufficient.

However, solely a fifth of voters (20 per cent) needed both the Foreign Secretary or the Prime Minister to resign. And even fewer – eight per cent – thought Defence Secretary Ben Wallace ought to go.

The ballot revealed rising fears about the specter of terrorism in the wake of the Taliban takeover. An overwhelming 59 per cent mentioned Britain’s security has worsened, whereas 55 per cent warned they imagine the danger of a terror assault in this nation has grown.

Almost half (49 per cent) say their view of Mr Biden (pictured on August 12) has worsened. The US is still seen as the most powerful nation by 41 per cent, but it was only five points higher than China on 36 per cent

Almost half (49 per cent) say their view of Mr Biden (pictured on August 12) has worsened. The US remains to be seen as essentially the most highly effective nation by 41 per cent, but it surely was solely 5 factors greater than China on 36 per cent

The results of the JL Partners survey, the first major poll conducted since the collapse of Afghanistan, also make grim reading for Boris Johnson (pictured on July 28)

The outcomes of the JL Partners survey, the primary main ballot carried out for the reason that collapse of Afghanistan, additionally make grim studying for Boris Johnson (pictured on July 28)

Almost a 3rd (30 per cent) expressed concern that their very own private security is now worse.

Four in ten (40 per cent) mentioned Britain’s affect on the world stage has declined.

The US remains to be seen as essentially the most highly effective nation by 41 per cent, but it surely was solely 5 factors greater than China on 36 per cent. However regardless of the chaos in Afghanistan, Britons nonetheless most well-liked Mr Biden to his predecessor, Mr Trump, to deal with the scenario by 38 per cent to 20 per cent.

Almost six in ten (59 per cent) expressed the idea the 457 British navy personnel killed in Afghanistan died for nothing. Some 65 per cent mentioned the West has let down Afghan ladies and youngsters, whereas 53 per cent anticipate UK troops will ultimately have to return.

JL Partners interviewed 1,040 adults in Britain yesterday.