Peace Should Be Reached via Inter-Afghan Consensus: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi has said that peace and stability in the West Asian country should be reached through “an inter-Afghan consensus”.

“The Taliban as a group that exists in Afghanistan and plays a role (in the country’s developments) is an undeniable reality,” Mousavi told reporters during a video conference in Tehran.

“All paths to peace and stability in Afghanistan must be through an inter-Afghan consensus and should be led by the Afghan government,” he added.

“As for the Taliban-US cooperation and negotiations that led to an agreement in Qatar, we support every effort for stability and security in Afghanistan but we have doubts about the US’ intention,” the spokesman went on to say.

US officials and Taliban representatives on Saturday signed an agreement after months of negotiations in Qatar’s capital.

3 / March 2020
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