Iran voices support to truce in Afghanistan


KABUL: Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan announced his country’s support for the establishment of a ceasefire in the war-ravaged country. 
Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian made the remarks in a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar. 
The Iranian envoy briefed the Afghan foreign minister on the recent Taliban delegation’s visit to Tehran and further expressed the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for securing a ceasefire in Afghanistan.
Both sides also discussed the expansion of bilateral relations and the latest development on Afghan peace talks.
This comes as the head of the Taliban’s political office, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, and his accompanying delegation traveled to Tehran last Tuesday upon the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s invitation to hold talks with Iranian officials on the Afghan peace process.
During meetings with the Taliban, Iranian authorities had lent weight to the formation of a so-called ‘Inclusive Islamic Government’ in Afghanistan.