UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says the Taliban, Afghanistan’s new rulers since final month, have challenged the credentials of Afghanistan’s former U.N. ambassador and are asking to talk on the U.N. Common Meeting’s high-level assembly of world leaders that started Tuesday.
U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated Secretary-Common Antonio Guterres obtained a communication on Sept. 15 from the presently accredited Afghan Ambassador, Ghulam Isaczai, with the record of Afghanistan’s delegation for the meeting’s 76th session.
Guterres obtained one other communication on Sept. 20 with the letterhead “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Ministry of Overseas Affairs,” signed by “Ameer Khan Muttaqi” as “Minister of Overseas Affairs,” requesting to take part within the U.N. gathering of world leaders.
Muttaqi stated within the letter that former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani was “ousted” as of Aug. 15 and that nations the world over “now not acknowledge him as president” and due to this fact Isaczai now not represents Afghanistan, Dujarric stated.
The Taliban stated it was nominating a brand new U.N. everlasting consultant, Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, the U.N. spokesman stated.