Iran’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan visits Kabul, US supporting IS


TEHERAN – The Iranian special envoy to Afghanistan said Monday that the United States is trying to support the terrorist group ISIS after the defeat in Afghanistan, IRNA reported.

“The aggressor country that wanted to rule Afghanistan for the last 20 years is now trying to strengthen the Takfiri groups in Afghanistan after its defeat,” said Hassan Kazemi Qomi.

When the Iranian diplomat arrived in Kabul on Monday morning at the head of a high-level delegation, he told reporters that the purpose of his visit was to discuss political, economic, security and Afghan refugee issues with representatives of the transitional government.

“We respect the will of the Afghan people and our position corresponds to the wishes of the Afghan people,” Kazemi Qomi told a reporter when asked about the recognition of the Taliban government.

The Iranian special envoy for Afghanistan expressed the hope that the formation of a strong government in Afghanistan would bring stability to the region.

The diplomat went on to say that “Afghanistan, like the Islamic Republic of Iran, is facing repressive Western sanctions and the two countries will try to work together more by ensuring border security.”

In his remarks, the Iranian envoy underlined that Iran had always stood by the Afghan people and now stands by the Afghan people in all aspects of security, economy and politics.

Regarding the US defeat in Afghanistan, the envoy said that some countries are taking advantage of terrorism to start a proxy war in Afghanistan.

The embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kabul had previously announced the trip on its official Twitter account. It said: “Kazemi will speak to senior Taliban officials on various topics such as regional issues, refugees, humanitarian aid, the formation of an inclusive government, and particularly economic issues. Aid for the Afghan people has priority before the cold season. “

Iran worried about extremism and terrorism in Afghanistan

At his weekly press conference on Monday, Saeed Khatibzadeh, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Qomi’s trip to Kabul will address the current and future situation of the Afghan people.

He then said that Iran had tried to carry the Afghan people as little as possible from the developments in Afghanistan and the catastrophic withdrawal of the United States from the country.

The diplomat noted that the responsibilities of this governing body are being discussed.

“We are concerned about extremism and terrorism and we have witnessed the heinous act of terrorism attacking believers and it is the direct responsibility of the governing body to protect the security of believers and the Afghan people,” he said.

He then said that Iran had news of ISIS’s presence in Afghanistan that is worrying and is one of the subjects that will be discussed during the Special Envoy’s trip to Afghanistan.

Since the Taliban came to power in August, ISIS has targeted believers in a targeted manner. The suicidal attacks on believers in Kunduz (northern Afghanistan) on October 8 and Kandahar (southern Afghanistan) on October 15 were appalling.

On November 2, she also attacked a military hospital in Kabul. At least 25 people were killed and more than a dozen were injured.

The attack, which involved armed men and at least one suicide bomber, targeted the 400-bed Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan military hospital.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said the attack was carried out by several members of ISIS, including a suicide bomber who detonated his explosives at the hospital gate. A car filled with explosives in front of the hospital also exploded, injuring dozens, and several Taliban fighters were killed and wounded in the shooting that followed, Mujahid said.

Iran hosted the meeting of foreign ministers from neighboring Afghanistan’s countries on October 27. The conference participants emphasized, among other things, the need for security in Afghanistan and the formation of an inclusive government.


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