Iran Backs Afghan Ceasefire, Envoy Underlines

04 Feb 2021

Iran Backs Afghan Ceasefire, Envoy Underlines

By Tasnim News Agency

February 4, 2021

https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2021/02/04/2446487/iran-backs-afghan-ceasefire-envoy-underlines

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A special envoy of Iran reaffirmed Tehran’s support for ceasefire in Afghanistan and the neighboring country’s republican system of government.

In a meeting with Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar, the Iranian foreign minister's special envoy for Afghanistan said Iran supports ceasefire in the neighboring country and maintenance of its republic system.

Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian and the senior Afghan diplomat talked about the latest developments in Afghanistan.

They also weighed plans for closer regional cooperation in support of the peace process in Afghanistan.

Criticizing the Taliban for breaching their commitments in three basic spheres, Atmar said most Taliban inmates have returned to combat after release from prison, leading to an escalation of violence.

In a meeting with a political delegation of the Taliban in Tehran on January 31, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran would support an inclusive and Islamic government in Afghanistan involving all ethnic groups.

The top Iranian diplomat also emphasized that people of Afghanistan, who are the Taliban’s fellow countrymen, should not be targeted in operations.