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24 Aug, 2021 19:49

Afghan refugees flood US and other countries around the world

Taliban spokesmen have told press that all evacuations must be completed by the end of the month. The White House now claims it wanted to avoid a ‘crisis of confidence’ by evacuating earlier, but admits its belated response. Now nearly 6 million Afghans have been driven out of their country due to the ongoing conflict. And with the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, tens of thousands more are desperately trying to escape. But where exactly are they going? RT America’s Sayeh Tavangar has the full story. (3:14) Then, Professor at the University of Tehran Mohammed Marandi shares his perspective. (6:37)

The leaders of the G7 met virtually to address the crisis in Afghanistan. UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reconvening the leaders amid widespread unhappiness from America’s allies-about President Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal. It’s a move that’s creating a refugee catastrophe and a political dilemma threatening the unity of the bloc. Former UK MP George Galloway shares his analysis (15:30).