Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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Iran Condemns ISIS Attack on Kabul Gathering

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has denounced the ISIS terrorist group’s deadly attack on a Nowruz gathering in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Iran Vows Support for Afghan Peace Process

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has met Afghan President’s Special Envoy and Senior Adviser in Reconciliation Affairs, Mohammad Omar Daudzai.

Iran FM, Ghani’s Envoy Discuss Afghanistan Peace

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammd Javad Zarif and Afghan President's Special Envoy Mohammad Omar Daudzai have sat for talks in Tehran on the peace process in Afghanistan.

Taliban Sets New Conditions for Peace Talks with Afghan Govt

Representatives of the Taliban have set new conditions for peace talks with the Afghan government during their meetings with the US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, said some news outlets in Afghanistan.

‘US Seeking to Establish Taliban’s Islamic State in Afghanistan’

An Iranian expert in Afghanistan affairs refers to the ongoing talks between the US and the Taliban, saying Washington is seeking to establish an Islamic State in eastern and southeastern regions of Afghanistan through the Taliban.

Taliban Contacted Iran to Promote Peace: Spokesman

The spokesman for the Taliban says talks between the group and Iran are aimed at promoting peace and security in the region, adding that it is highly important for the group to keep its communication channel with Iran open.

“Taliban Not to Attend Afghanistan Peace Talks in Jeddah”

A spokesperson for the Taliban says the group has not agreed to attend Afghanistan peace negotiations in Saudi Arabia, and, hence, will not hold talks with US representatives in Jeddah.

‘US Seeking to Restore Taliban Rule in Afghanistan’

The US is seeking to restore the Taliban rule to the war-torn Afghanistan despite its earlier claims to eradicate the terror group in the region, says an op-ed of an Iranian paper.

Iran’s Policy Towards Palestinian Cause Unchangeable: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the policy of the Islamic Republic towards the Palestinian cause and the Zionist regime is principled and unchangeable.

Tehran to Host Six-Nation Conference on Fight against Terrorism

The Iranian capital is to host the second edition of an international gathering of Parliament speakers from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, China and Russia on fight against terrorism and expansion of inter-regional ties.

Iran Urges Facilitation of Dialogue between Taliban, Afghan Gov’t

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the international community to facilitate constructive dialogue between the Taliban group and the Afghan government in a bid to restore peace to the war-torn state.

Iran FM, President Ghani Discuss Afghanistan Peace Process

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held talks in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday.

Iran FM, Afghan Chief Executive Meet in Geneva

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah sat for talks on Tuesday in the Swiss city of Geneva.

Afghan Gov’t Must Be Part of Any Peace Plan: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran fully supports peace talks in Afghanistan with the leadership and participation of the Afghan government.

Iran Throws Its Weight behind Afghanistan Peace Process

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran strongly supports the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan as it believes there is no way other than national dialogue for restoring peace to the war-torn state.

25 Killed after Afghan Army Chopper Crashes near Iran Border

A helicopter operated by Afghan army crashed in western Afghanistan near the Iranian border on Wednesday, killing all the 25 people on board.

Suicide Attack on Afghan Demonstrators Kills 68, Wounds 165

A suicide attack on a protest gathering in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar has so far killed 68 people and wounded 165 others, the provincial governor's spokesman announced Wednesday.

Taliban Kills 30 Afghan Security Forces despite Ceasefire

In their first major attack since their Eid ceasefire, Taliban militants have killed 30 security forces in an ambush on two checkpoints in the far-western province of Badghis early on Wednesday.

Dozens Killed, Wounded in Latest Suicide Blast in Kabul

At least 52 people were killed and 112 others injured after a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a crowd gathered outside a voter and ID registration centre in western Kabul on Sunday.

Iran Ready to Work with Uzbekistan in Restoring Peace to Afghanistan

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi says Iran is ready to establish cooperation with Uzbekistan to restore peace and stability to the war-torn Afghanistan.

Foreign Troops’ Pullout Precursor to Peace in Afghanistan: Iran

A top Iranian official says the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan is the prelude to moving towards peace in the country.

“US Readiness for Talks with Taliban Aimed at Prolonging Afghan Conflict”

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.

Saudi-led Coalition Recruits Afghan, Pakistani Hirelings to Fight Yemen War

A high-ranking Yemeni official says the Saudi-led coalition has launched the fourth phase of its invasion of Yemen, adding the coalition has recruited Afghan and Pakistani forces to press ahead with its war on the impoverished nation.

Iranian, Afghan DMs Discuss US Presence in Afghanistan

Iran has warned that the US is relocating ISIS terrorists to Afghanistan to justify its presence there, calling for closer cooperation between Tehran and Kabul to fight terror.

“US Using India to Reinforce Military Build-up 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.

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