An Afghan authorities delegation met a Taliban consultant in Tehran, as combating rages on and the group continues to realize territory within the war-ravaged nation as the times go by.
The information was confirmed by the Tehran overseas ministry.
Opening the Tehran talks, Iran’s Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed the departure of its US foe from its japanese borders however warned:
“Today the people and political leaders of Afghanistan must make difficult decisions for the future of their country.”
Main negotiator Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai headed the Taliban delegation whereas former vice chairman Younus Qanooni represented the federal government, the Iranian ministry mentioned.
Zarif hailed the “defeat” of US troops after twenty years of struggle that had induced “extensive damage” however warned of the “unfavourable results of continuing the conflict in Afghanistan”.
Iran hosts a number of million Afghan refugees and migrant staff and is deeply involved in regards to the intensifying turmoil within the neighbouring nation.
Zarif appealed to the combatants in Afghanistan to return to the negotiating desk, calling “commitment to political solutions the best choice for Afghanistan’s leaders and political movements”.
“We are proud to have stood alongside our noble Afghan brothers and sisters during the jihad against the foreign occupiers,” he added, in a video excerpt of his speech launched by the ministry.
On Tuesday, Afghan authorities vowed to retake all of the districts misplaced to the Taliban because the pullout of US forces neared completion.
A whole bunch of commandos had been deployed to counter the Taliban’s blistering offensive within the north, a day after greater than 1,000 authorities troops fled into neighbouring Tajikistan.
However on Wednesday, the Taliban attacked the Badghis provincial capital Qalat-i-Naw, the primary regional seat they’ve entered because the launch of their newest offensive, native officers mentioned.
The group already management the entire surrounding countryside within the western province.
The US Central Command in the meantime introduced that the American withdrawal from the nation, ordered in April by President Joe Biden, was now greater than 90% full, underscoring that Afghan forces are more and more on their very own within the battle with the Taliban.