Taliban ask to speak at UN General Assembly in New York
The group's foreign minister made the request in a letter on Monday. A UN committee will rule on the request. The Taliban also nominated their Doha-based spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, as Afghanistan's UN ambassador.
The group said the envoy for the ousted government no longer represented the country. The request to participate in the high-level debate is being considered by a credentials committee. However, Taliban said that several countries no longer recognized former President Ashraf Ghani as leader.