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Iran Vows Support for Taliban Presence in Afghan Political Structure

Iran Vows Support for Taliban Presence in Afghan Political Structure

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed Tehran’s support for the participation of Taliban in Afghanistan’s political structure.
Iranian, Afghan Top Diplomats Discuss Peace Process

Iranian, Afghan Top Diplomats Discuss Peace Process

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif and caretaker of the Foreign Ministry of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar have discussed a range of issues, particularly the Afghan peace process, in a Tuesday phone call.
New US Sanctions Not to Affect Iran’s Activities: Spokesman

Trump Administration Doesn’t Care about Afghan People: Iran

Spokesman for the Iranian government Ali Rabiei says the US administration does not care about the people of Afghanistan and the country’s future, and is just seeking to reach a deal it can sell American people in the November elections.
Iran Welcomes Beginning of Intra-Afghan Talks in Doha

Iran Welcomes Beginning of Intra-Afghan Talks in Doha

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has, in a statement on Saturday, welcomed the beginning of negotiations between the Kabul government, Afghan political groups and the Taliban in the Qatari capital of Doha.
Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack on Afghan VP's Convoy

Iran Condemns Terrorist Attack on Afghan VP’s Convoy

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has condemned the Wednesday terrorist attack against the Afghan vice-president's convoy, which killed at least 10 civilians and injured 15 others.
US Bogged Down in Self-Created Quagmire in Afghanistan: Iran

US Bogged Down in Self-Created Quagmire in Afghanistan: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has dismissed as sheer lie the claim made by certain American media that other countries have paid bounties to Taliban for killing US troops in Afghanistan.
Iran Refutes US Accusation of Arming Taliban

Iran Refutes US Accusation of Arming Taliban

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Saeed Khatibzadeh has dismissed the baseless allegations made by the US secretary of state that Iran is arming the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Iran Hopes Intra-Afghan Talks will Lead to Lasting Peace: Rouhani

Iran Hopes Intra-Afghan Talks will Lead to Lasting Peace: Rouhani

The Iranian president has expressed hope intra-Afghan negotiations led by the Afghan government and attended by all political groups in the country will be conducive to peace in Afghanistan.
Iran Condemns US Oil Deal with Syrian Kurdish Group

Iran Welcomes Taliban’s Announcement of Three-Day Ceasefire

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has welcomed the announcement by Taliban of a three-day ceasefire on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, describing it as a positive step towards achievement of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Iran Summons Tajik Envoy to Protest Baseless Accusations

Iranian, Qatari Special Envoys Hold Talks on Afghanistan

Iran and Qatar’s special envoys for Afghanistan have held a meeting in Doha, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran said.