Hamdullah Mohib, the National Security Advisor to former president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, has publicly apologized for his role that contributed to the fall of the country to the insurgent group of the Taliban.

Admitting his failures, Mohib in an interview with BBC World has stated that “anything related to [his] failures, [he] takes full responsibility for and apologize[s] for it”.

Previously, he was invited to speak about the current situation in Afghanistan, in the prestigious Oxford Union.

At the Oxford Union, he held the media responsible for the collapse of Afghanistan, while dozens of Afghans protested in front of the Oxford Union, blaming him for the fall of the previous government.

Prior to the event at the Oxford Union, thousands of students and university faculty members had signed an online petition to the Oxford Union, requesting the cancellation of Mohib’s speech.

While expressing his regrets, Mohib encouraged those involved in the fall of the country “to come forward and explain the situation”. “We owe it to the Afghan people, … history, … to the partnership and sacrifices that we have made,” he added.

Mohib stated that people should “learn” from this experience to offer better future to the Afghan nation.

Mohib justifies his and the former president’s escape from Afghanistan, saying “we had no other option”, highlighting “imagine if there was street to street fighting”.

On the day Kabul, the capital, fell, Hamdullah Mohib and the president fled the country by helicopter.

Author

  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).