Iran will only support an “inclusive” government in neighboring Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif told a top Taliban delegation.
In Sunday’s meeting with the group led by senior Taliban figure Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, Iran’s top diplomat took on a multilateral approach, facilitating dialogue between the Taliban and the Afghan government and offering a careful reliance on the United States.
To be in vacuum A State Department statement said that an all-inclusive government should be formed in a participatory process, which considers fundamental rules such as structures, institutions and the Constitution.
“The war and the occupation of Afghanistan have caused great harm to the good people of Afghanistan. I hope you will work to end the problems of the people and get them out of your hands under the pretext of achieving peace in Afghanistan as soon as possible, ”Zarif told Baradar.
The Taliban signed a peace deal with the United States in February 2020 aimed at ensuring the security of American allies and interests in Afghanistan and the region in exchange for the pull of troops from the country, which led to the US-led upheaval Used to be. Invasion in 2001.
The agreement also laid down the parameters of inter-Afghan talks on the country’s future that the Taliban are participating in in Doha. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that the President’s administration, Joe Biden, is reviewing the peace deal and is committed to ensuring US-Afghan participation.
Biden is expected to deliver his first major foreign policy address on Monday, which will include both the war in Afghanistan and Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal and his administration’s approach to regional influence.
Kabul said the Iranian government had already informed it of the Taliban’s visit, and Tehran said it would emphasize to the Taliban that a halt was necessary in violent attacks against civilians and government officials and a lasting peace. Should be pursued within the framework. Constitution of Afghanistan.