Iran renews call for formation of inclusive Afghan government
In comments at a press conference on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh said Iran maintains a policy on Afghanistan that is based on the realities on the ground in the neighboring country and on Tehran’s foreign policy principles. .
Referring to reciprocal visits and regular meetings between Iranian and Afghan officials, the spokesperson reminded the Taliban, as the interim government in Afghanistan, of their absolute responsibility to ensure security in Afghanistan and to ensure that terrorist groups pose no threat to neighbors. .
He also stressed the need for the Taliban to push for the formation of an inclusive and broad-based government in Afghanistan.
“It is our position that has been continued over the past few months. We take (the plight of) all Afghans seriously, including all ethnicities and groups, and we are concerned about their conditions,” noted Khatibzadeh.
Afghanistan has been in turmoil since the Taliban, who ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, regained power on August 15 last year amid a chaotic withdrawal of US troops from the war-torn country .
Since then, the country has been the scene of repeated terrorist attacks, some of which have been claimed by the terrorist group Daesh.