20
Monday
September 2021
11:34 PM IST
News Headlines
Former TT champ Martin to retire after world championships        Gill, Rana are about to shock the world: KKR chief mentor Hussey        Electrical equipment mkt may grow at 12 pc annually to reach USD 72 bn by 2025        Small cars too need adequate number of airbags to ensure safety, says Gadkari        Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home        Nepal observes Constitution Day; PM Deuba vows to protect, implement statute        Adityanath releases report card; says UP has seen complete transformation under BJP rule        BJP uses Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan to garner votes: Mehbooba        Charanjit Singh Channi to be next CM of Punjab        Boxing: Mohammad Hussamuddin sails into QF        Leading garment exporter Kitex Group to invest Rs 2,400 cr in Telangana        Taliban continue restrictive policies on women's education, resume secondary school lessons only for male students        Sidhu is a 'friend of Pakistan', will oppose if he is appointed CM: Amarinder Singh        Schools in Kerala to reopen from Nov 1        Amarinder Singh resigns as Punjab CM, says will not accept Sidhu for top post        Sachin stuns World Championships medallist Gaurav Bidhuri        Sensex, Nifty snap winning streak, end in red        Rahul attacks BJP govt over unemployment issue        International community must think carefully, consult before giving acceptance to new Kabul regime: PM Modi        Kerala to allot 36.84 acres land to TCS, aims to create 10,000 jobs        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
Stick by my decision on exiting Afghanistan, was best decision for America: Biden
 
Washington: Facing mounting criticism at home and abroad over the manner in which the US exited Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he sticks by his decision to withdraw and that it was the best decision for America.In an address to the nation, a day after the US wound down its presence in Afghanistan and suspended operations in its embassy in Kabul, Biden said the US had evacuated 90 percent of American citizens and only about 100-200 remained there.He added that there was “no deadline” to evacuate those who are still in Afghanistan and want to leave.Referring to the UN Security Council resolution on Afghanistan passed on Monday, with India holding the month-long presidency, Biden said: “Yesterday, the UNSC passed a resolution that sent a clear message to the Taliban, on what the international community expects the Taliban to live up to – the freedom (of people) to leave.

We will make sure the Taliban live up to those commitments.”He said the Taliban has made public commitments on safe passage. “We take them not by their word alone but by their actions; and we will make sure the commitments are met.”He said the deadline of August 31 for US forces and personnel to leave Afghanistan “was designed to save American lives”.Taking full responsibility for the decision to leave, that has drawn much flak and seen his ratings drop, Biden said: “I take responsibility for the decision”.To criticism that the exit could have been done in a more orderly manner, he said that the US could not have begun evacuating its people in June-July in the middle of the Afghan civil war with the Taliban over running provinces across the nation.“It would have been very difficult and very dangerous,” he added.“The bottom line is there is no evacuation in the middle of a war.”To criticism from some that the US could have stayed on in Afghanistan, he said: “Everything had changed, my predecessor had made a deal with the Taliban, the Taliban onslaught was coming.

I could either get out or escalate the war.”In remarks that were similar to his last speech earlier this month justifying the US decision to leave, he said: “To those asking for a third decade of war, I ask what is the vital interest in it. The vital interest is to make sure Afghanistan is never used to launch attacks on our homeland.”He said there was “No vital interest in Afghanistan other than preventing an attack on our homeland”.“It was time to end the war.”Referring to the superior drone capabilities that the US military possesses, he said that there was no need to have boots on the ground anymore to attack terrorists. They could be killed by launching a rocket attack remotely.“We just don’t need to fight a ground war to do it. We can strike terrorists without boots on the ground, we have shown the capability last week (in eliminating ISIS-K terrorists in Afghanistan). We struck ISIS-K last week,” he said, and added in an ominous tone “And ISIS-K we are not done with you yet.

”He was referring to the suicide bombing carried out by the terror group outside Kabul airport on August 26 in which 13 US troopers were killed besides 170 Afghan nationals.Referring to China and Russia, he said that the US is dealing with the two rivals and that there was “nothing that Russia and China would rather have than the US bogged down in another decade of war in Afghanistan.”He said the US has to learn from its mistakes, and outlined two points:First, we must set our mission with clear achievable goals, not ones we will not achieve.Second, stick to the fundamental national interest of America.In a warning to the enemies of the US, he said: “To those who wish America harm, know this, the US will never rest, will not forget and will not forgive, we will hunt you down to the end of the earth.”He said the US despite exiting from Afghanistan will push for human rights in Afghanistan and speak up for the basic rights of women and girlsHe said the war in Afghanistan had cost the nation $300 million each day for the past two decades, and added he did not want to send another generation of sons and daughters to fight the war that should have ended.

He referred to those injured in the Afghan war over the past two decades and said that the cost of war is high and war can never be low grade.“There is nothing low grade or low risk about war, it was time to end the war, for a future that is safer and secure."“I believe this is the right decision, a wise decision and the best decision for America.”


Taliban-run Kabul municipality to female workers: Stay home
Nepal observes Constitution Day; PM Deuba vows to protect, implement statute
Taliban continue restrictive policies on women's education, resume secondary school lessons only for male students
International community must think carefully, consult before giving acceptance to new Kabul regime: PM Modi
Australia, UK, US announce new partnership 'AUKUS'; to help Canberra acquire nuclear-powered subs
Female footballers from Afghanistan flee to Pakistan to escape Taliban
Pakistan harboured Taliban, Haqqanis, has interests in Afghanistan in clear conflict with America's: Blinken
I am alive, rumours of death are false, says Mullah Ghani Baradar
Afghan women seek right to return to govt jobs
80% of Children in India reported learning loss after schools closed amid Covid-19 pandemic: UNICEF
Situation in Afghanistan very fragile, Taliban should adhere to its commitments: India at UN
IAEA's next visit to Japan on water discharge from Fukushima Daiichi may occur before 2022
Pakistan records 4,062 new nCoV cases
Taliban brutally flog, torture journalists for covering anti-Taliban protests
US has achieved what it went to accomplish in Afghanistan: Blinken
With Panjshir conquered, Taliban to announce govt formation in next few days
Devastation caused by Covid reminds us that multilateralism is not working well enough: EAM
Bangladesh Information Minister to open media centre at Press Club of India
Protests against Modi in Nepal: Its Home Ministry warns of action
India sends 150 tonnes of oxygen to Sri Lanka to help it tackle coronavirus surge
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Vishal Bhardwaj, Netflix come together for their upcoming spy thriller Khufiya
 Mumbai, Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj and Netflix have come together for their upcoming spy thriller Khu  
HC grants anticipatory bail to Punjabi singer Gurdas Maan
Amitabh Bachchan, Sadhguru to participate in Global Citizen live broadcast
Telugu Film actor Dharam Tej hurt in road mishap; is stable but under assisted respiration in ICU
KERALA NEWS
Schools in Kerala to reopen from Nov 1
 Thiruvananthapuram, Schools in Kerala will be reopened from November 1, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vija
Kerala to allot 36.84 acres land to TCS, aims to create 10,000 jobs
PDP leader Poonthura Siraj passes away
Rajya Sabha MP Suresh Gopi courts controversy
NATIONAL NEWS
Adityanath releases report card; says UP has seen complete transformation under BJP rule
 Lucknow, Sep 19 (PTI) Asserting that Uttar Pradesh has undergone a complete transformation under his
BJP uses Taliban, Afghanistan, Pakistan to garner votes: Mehbooba
Sidhu is a 'friend of Pakistan', will oppose if he is appointed CM: Amarinder Singh
Rahul attacks BJP govt over unemployment issue
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.