Iran’s Ambassador to Kabul: The Islamic Republic Does Not Support the Opponents of the Taliban

Bayan News – Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran’s Ambassador and Special Representative to Afghanistan, stated in a meeting with the Deputy Political Chief of the Taliban that the Islamic Republic does not support the opponents of the current government in Kabul.

The meeting between Iran’s ambassador and Mawlawi Abdul Kabir, the Deputy Political Chief of the Taliban, took place on Monday night (January 7th).

According to a newsletter from the Taliban’s Prime Minister’s Office, citing Iran’s ambassador, it is stated that the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards the Islamic Emirate is based on cooperation, and numerous agreements have been signed between the two countries.

The Iranian ambassador stated in the meeting with Mawlawi Abdul Kabir that his country has signed treaties with Afghanistan in the areas of trade, agriculture, electricity, and mines, and is ready for cooperation in other sectors as well.

According to Qomi, Iran is striving for regional transit in order to contribute to the economic development of regional countries and facilitate beneficial trade.

The Iranian ambassador reiterated that his country does not support the opponents of the Taliban but is making efforts for Afghanistan to be part of constructive cooperation.

He emphasized that the groups and circles that sow discord and hypocrisy between Iran and Afghanistan will never succeed.

On the other hand, the Deputy Political Chief of the Taliban, referring to recent deadly attacks in the Iranian city of Kerman, identified ISIS as a common enemy of Afghanistan and Iran, and emphasized that its goal is to destabilize the region and kill innocent people.

Mawlawi Abdul Kabir stated that the policy of the Islamic Emirate is clear, and no one, including Iran, will be threatened by Afghanistan. At the same time, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is striving to play a positive role in the security and stability of the region.

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