Iran denies helping Taliban in Afghanistan

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Iran on Map. [Photo credit: Operation World]

Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday denied allegations that it helps a Taliban push in an Afghan province bordering Iran, local media reported on Monday.

According to Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Qasemi, the claim is instigated by the U.S. commanders who try to divert public opinion from the real cause of the flare-up in violence.

“The Taliban’s attack on Afghan cities and their recapture by government forces is not a new thing and is not related to good relations between the two neighbouring countries.

“U.S. commanders are trying to deflect the public opinion of Afghanistan from the real reasons behind the perpetuation of the war by accusing the Islamic Republic of Iran of supporting the Taliban,’’ Qasemi said.

He added that for four decades, Iran has been standing by the government of Afghanistan to defend their sovereignty and independence.

Fighting has continued in Farah province on the border with Iran where the insurgents came close to overrunning the provincial capital, prompting its police chief to echo U.S. claims that Iran was supporting the Taliban.


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