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U.S. Secretary of State Joe Biden will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, ending the country’s longest-running war, despite recommendations from military advisers. In the UK, Greensill Capital, including former Prime Minister David Cameron, has received a new detail about government lobbying. In the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast, clashes between trade unions and police continue. In the United States, the Biden administration has told Congress it will continue to sell $ 23 billion worth of weapons to the United Arab Emirates, including the F-35, SIHA and various equipment.
April 14, 2021These are the headlines that stand out in the world press …
The Guardian | The senior official was exposed as a consultant in the government’s lobbying crisis
In Britain, Greensill Capital, including former Prime Minister David Cameron, has received a new detail about the government’s lobby. It has not been established that a high-ranking government official in the UK consulted with the company during his tenure when he had information from the Cabinet Office. The consultation of a high-ranking official named Bill Crothers with a private company while he was still in office was described by sources in the Prime Ministry as a “deep concern”. Crothers claimed that his advisory activities were not related to his responsibilities in the state.
Independent | Violent protests in Northern Ireland: may continue
In the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast, clashes between trade unions and police continue. The Independent Correspondent’s report, which followed the violent protests, said “the main fear is that more will come.” The incidents began when Northern Ireland police did not intervene in the leaders of the Sinn Fein party, who attended a crowded funeral last summer, and prosecutors did not punish them. At the same time, it is said that the tension is caused by the uncertainty created by the Brexit agreement in the region.
New York Times | Biden set the date for the end of the longest war in the country
Washington Post | The United States is ready to withdraw from Afghanistan on September 11
US Secretary of State Joe Biden will withdraw all troops from Afghanistan to end the country’s longest-running war, despite the advice of his military advisers. Biden’s advisers claimed that the complete withdrawal of the United States from the country could result in a resurgence of terrorist threats that led to its entry into the country in 2001. A senior Biden administration official told the New York Times that he believed a conventional approach meant the United States would never secede from Afghanistan. According to the decision, the United States will withdraw from Afghanistan on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, when the radical Islamist terrorist organization Al Qaeda killed thousands of people in New York and Washington.
About 800,000 Americans served at least once in the US-led invasion after the 2001 al-Qaeda attacks; More than 2,300 Americans were killed and more than 20,000 were injured.
Fifty thousand Afghan civilians have been killed in clashes since 2001.
Moscow Times | Biden warned Putin about Ukraine, offering a US-Russia summit
US President Joe Biden has called on his Kremlin counterpart to ease tensions with Ukraine over the increase in the number of units on the Russian-Ukrainian border.
Biden and Putin met by telephone on Tuesday after U.S. intelligence released information that Russia did not want a direct confrontation in Ukraine and that Moscow called Washington an “enemy.”
Biden, Putin, called for the two leaders to come together at a summit to be held in a neutral zone. The Kremlin said in a statement that the leaders had “decided to continue the dialogue” and did not accept Putin’s offer. The meeting will be Biden’s first face-to-face meeting with his counterparts since becoming US president.
In his speech, Biden expressed concern over Russia’s border with Ukraine and military force in Crimea, and called on Putin to reduce tensions. During the meeting, Biden reiterated his desire to establish stable and predictable relations with Russia.
“Both sides expressed their readiness to continue the dialogue on the most important issues of global security,” the Kremlin said.
Le Monde | China’s vaccination diplomacy has been canceled
The report, published daily in Le Monde, said China had been sent to countries in Hungary since December 2020, including Turkey and Brazil, although the vaccine had not yet been approved by the World Health Organization and the information provided was sufficient. The director of the Chinese Centers for Disease Control in connection with vaccinations in China also made “suspicious statements” about the protection rates, the report said, noting that there has been an increase in coronavirus cases in countries vaccinated by China. If China continues to restrict diplomatic channels, doubts about Beijing’s scientific potential will remain.
Al Jazeera | Biden’s administration will sell $ 23 billion worth of weapons to the UAE
In the United States, the Biden administration has told Congress it will continue to sell $ 23 billion worth of weapons to the United Arab Emirates, including the F-35, SIHA and various equipment. The Biden administration stopped it to investigate the Trump-era sales deal. At the end of the study, it was decided to continue the sale.