Javad Zarif Assures Iran’s Full Support for peace process To Afghan Counterpart

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

17th Apr, 2021. 09:22 pm
Javad Zarif Afghan Counterpart

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Haneef Atmar held a telephonic conversation to discuss the most important Afghanistan’s peace process.

Javad Zarif and Haneef Atmar discussed mutual matters and the latest developments related to Afghan Peace Process on Friday night.

During the call, the Iranian Fm said, “Democratic achievements made in Afghanistan over the past two decades should be preserved as a means to help establish sustainable peace.”

He also reiterated that Tehran fully supports an all-inclusive diplomatic process aimed at achieving peace in the war-ravaged country.

However, the Afghan foreign minister praised developing ties between Tehran and Kabul and appreciated Iran’s active role in the Afghan peace process.

Also, the top Iranian and Afghan diplomats stressed the need to promote the finalization of the two countries’ strategic cooperation.

Last year in February, the United States (US) reached a deal with the Taliban on the withdrawal of 12,000 US troops from Afghanistan in a swap for the Taliban’s paused attacks on American forces.

Previously on April 13,  US President Joe Biden had decided to pull US troops from Afghanistan by 11th September 2011, almost after 20 years.

According to sources, the withdrawal would be based on security and human rights guarantees.

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are likely to brief the decision to NATO allies in Brussels.

The US President will also announce his decision publicly, added sources.

Taliban Threatened US Over Delaying In Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

The Taliban had threatened Washington in March 2021 with dire consequences if it does not abide by the May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan.

The Taliban issued the warning during a press conference in Moscow, according to the reports.

The administration of US President Joe Biden says it is reviewing an agreement reached with the Taliban with the administration of former US President Donald Trump.

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