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Afghan Peace Process Must Include All Afghan Groups: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says all Afghan groups must be incorporated into a peace process supervised and supported by the central government of Afghanistan in order to bring back stability to the war-torn state.

Afghan People Vote in Presidential Elections despite Threats

Voting has begun in Afghanistan's presidential election, with over nine million registered voters potentially heading to the polls amid tight security measures.

Iran Confirms Taliban Delegation’s Visit

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says a delegation from the Afghan group of Taliban recently visited Iran within the framework of the Islamic Republic’s inclusive consultations with all parties in Afghanistan.

24 Killed as Car Bomb Targets Afghan President’s Campaign

At least 24 people have been killed and 31 others wounded after a car bomb exploded near an election campaign rally held by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in the country's northern Parwan province.

Iran Says US Forces Must Leave Afghanistan

Iran’s Envoy to the UN says any negotiations between Tehran and Washington, including a possible meeting between the two countries’ presidents, are out of the question as long as the US maintains its policy of economic terrorism against Iranians.

Suicide Bombing at Kabul Wedding Kills 63, Injures 200

A suicide bomb explosion turned a wedding party into a funeral on a busy Saturday night in the Afghan capital of Kabul, leaving at least 63 dead and almost 200 injured.

Iran Could Play Key Role in Afghan Peace Talks: Expert

An Afghan expert believes that Iran can play a key role in the Afghan peace process and is capable of contributing to stability in Afghanistan.

Iran Urges Regional Coordination for Talks with Taliban

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani has called for a collective regional approach to hold talks with the Taliban in coordination with the Kabul government.
Iran Strongly Condemns Herat Railway Mine Blast

Iran Strongly Condemns Herat Railway Mine Blast

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has strongly denounced a terrorist mine explosion at Khaf-Herat railway, which resulted in the martyrdom and injury of several Iranian and Afghan nationals working on the project.
Iran, China Discuss Afghanistan Peace in Tehran

Iran, China Discuss Afghanistan Peace in Tehran

The Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Special Envoy on the Afghan Affairs, Deng Xijun, and his entourage have held talks with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi in Tehran.

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