Dominic Raab: The ISIS-K menace will be defeated by the coalition.
Following ISIS-terror K’s rampage in Kabul, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has pledged that Britain will use all possible methods to fight the terrorist group. The United Kingdom made an agreement with allies that threatened to use military force to crush extremists.
Terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, continued Tuesday as US soldiers withdrew. A worldwide coalition led by the United States was revived Tuesday to combat the threat posed by the Islamic State organization. Mr Raab signed the coalition’s declaration, promising to use the coalition’s expertise to find and prosecute those responsible for the tragic attack on Kabul airport last Thursday. They promised to use “all aspects of national strength, including military, intelligence, diplomatic, economic, and law enforcement, to assure the defeat of this barbaric terrorist organization.”
“The coalition and its partners continue to stand shoulder to side, just as we did when we fought to destroy Daesh/ISIS on the ground in Iraq and Syria,” it said. Daesh/ISIS remains a tenacious foe, and we will continue to take the necessary steps to secure its long-term annihilation.”
Mr Raab, who has come under fire for his handling of the issue, is involved in a flurry of foreign diplomacy to ensure that allies respond in unison.
The Taliban has stated that any eligible citizens left behind in the international evacuation will be allowed to leave Afghanistan safely.
Ministers, on the other hand, have expressed their reservations about the regime’s vow.
Mr Raab, speaking at a virtual emergency summit with other G7 states, Nato, Turkey, and Qatar, warned that it will be assessed on its conduct.
He emphasized the importance of countries working together to develop “safe transit and exit procedures” for Afghans desiring to leave the country.
“The International Secretary confirmed Taliban pledges that foreign nationals and Afghan citizens with travel authorization will be allowed to leave, but he emphasised that we must evaluate them on their actions,” a Foreign Office spokeswoman said.
“He also explained the strategic priorities for preventing Afghanistan from becoming a haven for terrorism, ensuring humanitarian access, protecting human rights and the gains of the last 20 years, maintaining regional stability, and working with a variety of international partners to exert the maximum moderating influence on the Taliban,” according to the statement.
The UK’s ambassador to the UN, Dame Barbara Woodward, was in attendance. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”