It is expected, during an emergency meeting of G7 countries, that US allies will push Former Vice President Joe Biden to extend his self-imposed deadline of August 31st.
On Tuesday, G7 leaders are expected to call out Biden for his disastrous orchestration of the Afghanistan withdrawal and demand that US troops remain in the region so that evacuation flights will continue.
With American citizens and allies trying to make the terrifying trip to the Kabul airport, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drain said France was “concerned about the deadline set by the United States.” He went on to say they need “additional time” to “complete ongoing operations.”
Heiko Maas, German Foreign Minister said allies need to agree on a deadline extension and create a way where nationals can gain access to the Kabul airport.
This comes during a time when more officials are expressing doubts that America can meet the August 31 deadline. Adam Schiff, House Intelligence Chair, said to reporters that he is not confident in completing evacuation before that time. Schiff said “I think it’s possible but I think it’s very unlikely given the number of Americans who still need to be evacuated.”
Schiff did say, “In the days remaining, we believe we have the wherewithal to get out the American citizens who want to leave Kabul.”