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Afghanistan’s Defence Minister Ahmad Tamim Asey and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi have discussed the Afghan peace process in Tehran.
An Iranian parliamentarian says statements by a US official expressing readiness for talks with the Taliban militant group are aimed not at settling the problem, but at exacerbating the 17-year conflict in Afghanistan.
A political commentator says the US plans to expand its presence in Afghanistan using the help of India, which has been asked to make more investment in Afghanistan in return for the assistance it receives from Washington.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the goal behind Washington’s move to relocate ISIS terrorists to Afghanistan is to justify its military presence in the region and to provide security for the Zionist regime.
Iranian Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi says the ISIS terrorist group is seeking to dominate new regions like Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia with the aim of restoring its caliphate which was uprooted in the Middle East.
An Afghan official has called on Iran to train his country’s military forces and boost military cooperation with Kabul.
The Taliban leadership in western Afghanistan has warned in a statement that ISIS is a US-backed group and denied any reconciliation and interaction with this terrorist group.