Kabul Requests Tehran to Return Border Forces
An official in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran announced that the Afghan government asked Iran to make the necessary arrangements to return its border guard to Kabul.
An official in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran announces that the Aghan government asked Tehran to make the necessary arrangements to return its border guard forces to Kabul.
The Afghan government resorted to Iran due to the Taliban launching an attack on the Islam Qala border crossing, which was seized Thursday by the Taliban.
Tehran also agreed to grant the Afghan forces asylum on its soil and is currently working to organize a direct flight to Kabul to bring back these forces.
On Friday, the spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Saeed Khatibzadeh, said, responding to a question regarding the status of the borders and the border crossings following the latest developments, "The borders of the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of the Border Guard Command's outstanding efforts are calm and secure, and there is no instability on our country's borders with Afghanistan."
A few days ago, the Afghan government and the Taliban's envoys commended Iran's efforts and its goodwill "to achieve peace in Afghanistan and its hospitality" in hosting the negotiations that took place between the two parties over Wednesday and Thursday, considering the Tehran meeting to be "an opportunity and a new ground to promote a political solution to the Afghan problem."
Violence and bloody confrontations escalated between the Afghan government forces and the "Taliban" in parallel with the faltering negotiations between them, which aim to reach a permanent ceasefire agreement and to discuss the country's political future.