Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Boris Johnson Says No Appetite For NATO Military Effort to Oust Taliban” – below is their description.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his decision to follow the U.S. in withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, even as he faced intense criticism from members of his own Conservative Party in the U.K. Parliament.
“The West could not continue this U.S.-led mission, a mission conceived and executed in support of America,” Johnson told the House of Commons as he opened an emergency debate on Wednesday. “It is an illusion to believe that there is appetite amongst any of our partners for a continued military presence, or for a military solution imposed by NATO in Afghanistan.”
Though there will be no vote, the Parliament session is uncomfortable for Johnson and again highlights the challenge he faces in calming restless Tories. Senior members of his party criticized both the decision to withdraw and the government’s response to the rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban.
Ministers have acknowledged being taken by surprise, and Johnson and his Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab were forced to cut short their vacations to return to London as the Afghan capital, Kabul, was taken.
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