London, Ta. 3

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who sent troops to Afghanistan 40 years after the 9/11 attacks, has sharply criticized the US decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. Mr Blair insisted the decision was a step in the right direction.

In a detailed article on his website, the former prime minister said the US’s sudden decision to withdraw its troops “shocked” people’s living standards and the progress made in girls’ education over the past 40 years.

Mr Blair, who served as Britain’s prime minister from 2007 to 2008, said the US decision to withdraw troops was not in anyone’s interest. He called Biden’s decision to withdraw troops “vague.”

In his article, the former prime minister said the US decision to withdraw troops was tragic, dangerous and unnecessary.

Current British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain’s diplomatic efforts were on to find a solution in Afghanistan and the option was open to work with the Taliban if needed.

Blair also accused Biden of using a silly political slogan to end the wars forever.