Calling himself the new Afghanistan leader, Amrullah Saleh keeps up his diplomatic resistance to the new Taliban dispensation in Kabul.
New Delhi: Close on the heels of the UN panel on 'credentials' that include China, and the US declined to recognise the Taliban regime, ousted Vice President of the previous Afghanistan regime, Amrullah Saleh, has welcomed the UN Credentials Committee move.
"We applaud and welcome the decision of the UN's Credentials Committee and see it as a step for healing the massive wounds inflicted upon the Afghan," tweeted Saleh.
"The Afghan seat in the UN stays with the legitimate and constitutionally mandated representatives of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan," he wrote.
"Talibs relied on military assistance from Pak, deception and lies in peace talks and exploited the pan-Afghan desire for peace to orchestrate a military takeover. This, however, hasn't given them any internal acceptance or legitimacy," he said.
The key United Nations Credentials Committee has decided to defer its decision on requests by the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and Myanmar's military junta to take their countries' seats at the UN.
The permanent representative of the 'democratically elected' erstwhile government of Afghanistan, Ghulam Isaczai, has received a sort of reprieve.
"Resistance in various forms & ways continues throughout the country in which the Afghan women have been most vocal and in forefront. Talibs not only haven't changed but have become more arrogant and brutal in dealing with wider Afghan society," Saleh further wrote in another message.
Saleh still calls himself Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. By September 6-7, Saleh left Afghanistan and initially moved to Tajikistan.
Myanmar's military junta has been dismissed by the previous 'permanent representative' Kyaw Moe Yun. Both Kyaw and previous Afghan regime nominee Ghulam Isaczai have asked for 'renewal' of their accreditation.
The United States, Sweden, Russia, China, Bahamas, Bhutan, Chile, Namibia and Sierra Leone are other countries on the credentials committee.
Sweden's Permanent Representative Anna Karin Enestrom, who heads the committee, told reporters that it decided "to defer its decision of the credentials" of the two countries. Mohammad Suhail Shaheen, who served as a Taliban spokesman, has been nominated by the new regime in Kabul to the UN.