Amrullah Saleh terms Taliban, Pakistan incapable of governing Afghanistan
Kabul: Amrullah Saleh, Afghanistan's first vice president, has cautioned the Taliban and neighbouring Pakistan in dealing with the governance of Afghanistan.
Amrullah Saleh claims to be the caretaker president of Afghanistan in Ashraf Ghani's absence. Saleh said the Afghan constitution was empowering him to declare this. He wrote that he was "reaching out to all leaders to secure their support and consensus."
Saleh said, in a recent tweet, "Nations must respect the rule of law, not violence. Afghanistan is too big for Pakistan to swallow and too big for Talibs to govern. Don't let your histories have a chapter on humiliation and bowing to terror groups".
Saleh responded to former White House staffer,Michael Johns supported Amrullah Saleh's claim to be President of Afghanistan, citing a provision in the Afghanistan's constitution adopted in 2004.
"Afghanistan's constitution, adopted in 2004, addresses the nation's governance under circumstances such as those that have just unfolded. In such a case, first vice president @AmrullahSaleh2 assumes the role of the presidency. Nations must respect the rule of law, not violence".