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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.
Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi says Iran never interferes in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, and its talks with the Taliban were made in coordination with the Kabul government.
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.
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.
A senior Iranian official says the Islamic Republic is engaged in talks with the Taliban with the knowledge of the Afghan government adding that the talks will continue in the upcoming years.
Iran has roundly dismissed claims of its links to a weapons cache discovered in Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni, warning against attempts to harm growing relations between the two neighbors.
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.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic throws its weight behind the United Nations’ efforts to bring back security and stability to the war-torn Afghanistan.