The French president said the security situation in Afghanistan was “out of control” after at least two blasts outside Kabul Airport on Thursday.
“The situation around the military airport is seriously deteriorating,” Macron said in a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin.
“France and other allies are doing their best in this situation for a few days,” he added. “We will continue to do so as long as the conditions at the airport allow, and as I speak, we are in a very tense situation, coordinating with our American allies and noting this situation we are out of control of. I’m calling on everyone to pay. “
The explosion in Kabul injured or killed the U.S. military and others, interrupting efforts to evacuate Afghanistan and civilians from countries around the world.
Western officials have recently warned of the danger posed by the ISIS terrorist group and its affiliate, ISIS-K, but no group has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing.
Macron said the situation in Afghanistan was “extremely dangerous” and tensions there were “significantly increased.”
Macron added that French authorities are discussing the evacuation of the remaining French people in the country with the Taliban, a terrorist group that controls Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told reporters in The Hague that some Dutch citizens would not evacuate Afghanistan.
“We have Dutch citizens with families and other people we wanted to take to the Netherlands, but now we can’t take them with us,” Rutte said.
“We are desperately working with others to find ways to support them as much as we can. We are in Europe, France, Germany, England, Macron, Merkel, We are in intensive contact with Johnson, the Foreign Minister, the Defense Minister, and the countries of the region, looking for the best way to do that, “he added, referring to the German language. Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
In Ottawa, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced a question about a relative of a person trapped in Afghanistan, claiming that he would have blood in his hand if he was killed.
“I can’t imagine the despair and anguish that so many people are facing … this is a horrifying situation,” Trudeau said hours after the Canadians announced that they would end their evacuation efforts.