Iran Ready for Multilateral Talks With US Participation on Afghanistan
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs comments on the developments in Afghanistan, notes that no regional or international party can proceed solo without coordination.
The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed Saturday its readiness to participate in "multilateral talks with US participation and UN sponsorship on Afghanistan."
"The internal war in Afghanistan could start sooner or later if no compromise is reached," said the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"No regional or international party can proceed using only its mechanisms to solve the crisis without coordinating with everyone," the ministry added.
The Iranian statements come after US President Joe Biden affirmed to his Afghan counterpart, Ashraf Ghani, the US commitment to continue supporting the Afghan security forces to defend themselves, during a phone call between the two presidents.
The White House call readout read, "President Biden and President Ghani agreed that the Taliban’s current offensive is in direct contradiction to the movement’s claim to support a negotiated settlement of the conflict."
The Afghan government imposed a night-time curfew on Friday night in 31 provinces of the country's 34 and deployed hundreds of its troops on the borders with Pakistan to ‘curb’ the ‘surging violence’ as a result of the Taliban's offensive operations in recent months, according to the Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs.
The US previously announced that it is over 90% out of Afghanistan, while Washington pledged to be entirely out of the country by September.