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Raab Says He Won’t Resign Over Missed Afghanistan Phone Call

Dominic Raab
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U.K. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he won’t resign over a missed phone call to his counterpart in Afghanistan last week.

Raab has come under pressure from opposition politicians and some U.K. newspapers for staying on holiday on the Greek island of Crete as the Taliban rapidly seized control of Afghanistan. The Daily Mail reported Thursday he’d failed to make a crucial phone call last Friday to Afghan Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar to seek help airlifting Afghan translators out of the capital, instead delegating it to a junior minister, Zac Goldsmith.