20 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Raab under pressure after government fails to make crucial phone call

Boris Johnson has insisted he has full confidence in his Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab after it emerged that no-one in the government made a crucial phone call to speed up the evacuation of Afghan interpreters as Kabul fell to the Taliban.

Mr Raab, who was on holiday at the time, says efforts to call his Afghan counterpart were “overtaken by events” last Friday.