RT published this video item, entitled “Senator Rand Paul grills Blinken on Afghanistan withdrawal” – below is their description.
During a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, GOP Senator Rand Paul grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, particularly regarding a drone strike in Kabul that reportedly claimed the lives of 10 civilians.
Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
Randal Howard Paul is an American politician and physician serving as the junior United States Senator from Kentucky since 2011. He is a son of former twelve-term U.S. Representative Ron Paul of Texas who was a presidential candidate in 1988, 2008, and 2012.
TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy and talent videos of 3 to 15 seconds, and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds.
ByteDance first launched Douyin for the Chinese market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it only became available worldwide, including the United States, after merging with another Chinese social media service Musical.ly on 2 August 2018.