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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.

Iran Congratulates Afghanistan on Holding Parliamentary Elections

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered congratulations to the Afghan government and nation for holding parliamentary elections in the country successfully.

Iran Strongly Condemns Kandahar Attack

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has denounced a recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar which left a number of officials and ordinary people dead and wounded.

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.

Iran Dismisses Accusation of Training Taliban Militants

Tehran has vehemently rejected a report by British media, which claimed that members of Afghanistan’s Taliban militant group are being trained in Iran, saying such accusations are meant to harm close relations between the two neighbors.

Iran Strongly Condemns Assassination of Afghan Shiite Cleric

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has vehemently condemned the assassination of a prominent Afghan Shiite cleric.

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.
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Iran Hails Extension of Ceasefire in Afghanistan

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says Tehran welcomes the extension of truce between the Afghan government and the Taliban militants, adding that the Islamic Republic is happy with the decision.

Iran Condemns Deadly Bomb Attack in Afghanistan

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has categorically condemned the recent bomb attack in Afghanistan.

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