The UN Security Council to Hold Emergency Meeting on Afghanistan
Following recent developments in Afghanistan, the UN Security Council convenes an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in the country, where the Taliban has taken control of the Presidential Palace and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has resigned.
According to UN diplomatic sources, the Security Council will convene an emergency meeting on Afghanistan as soon as possible.
Following a complaint from Estonia and Norway, UN diplomatic sources informed Anadolu Agency on Sunday that the meeting will be held as soon as possible.
The date is still being finalized, and no more information has been released so far.
Earlier today a Taliban official said Sunday that the movement would soon declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan from the presidential palace in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.
Also, the Taliban announced capturing the Afghan presidential palace and entering it in Kabul following Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's departure from Afghanistan toward Tajikistan - information not confirmed by the Afghan government.
A source in the Afghan presidency said today, Sunday, that Ghani agreed to resign in light of the tense situation in the country.
Since last May, the Taliban Movement had begun to expand its influence in Afghanistan, in line with the final stages of the US withdrawal from the country, which is scheduled to be complete by the end of August.
Till Today, the Taliban has taken over 30 of Afghanistan's 34 capitals including Kabul.