We Are Prepared to Facilitate Afghan Peace Negotiations: Iran


KABUL:  Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said that the country is closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan and is negotiating with all Afghan political groups.

“It is necessary to protect the territorial integrity (of Afghanistan) and its achievements of the past two decades,” Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman was quoted by Tasnim News Agency as saying.

“Moreover, authentic intra-Afghan dialogue is the sole sustainable solution. We are prepared to facilitate the talks,” he said.

Iran will not hurry to react or make any predictions about the collapse of Kabul and the subsequent developments in Afghanistan, he said.

“What matters to us is (the formations of) an inclusive government, security, and territorial integrity of Afghanistan. We are monitoring the moves of Daesh in Afghanistan,” Khatibzadeh added. 

“The Taliban is part of Afghanistan, but it won’t be the whole present and future of Afghanistan in the government,” he added.