Gravely concerned about Afghanistan: Iran’s Foreign Minister

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javed Zarif took to his twitter
account to react on Trump’s action to call off peace talks with
Taliban’s leaders after Kabul’s bomb attack.

Zarif said foreign troops, who have failed in achieving their
purported goal of fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, must leave
South Asian country so that fratricide would end there.

“Gravely concerned about Afghanistan: Defeated foreigners must
leave and fratricide must end,” Zarif said in his tweet.

He warned that if the foreign military presence continued in
Afghanistan, it could provide foreigners with an opportunity to
“exploit the situation, bringing renewed bloodshed.”

Iran’s top diplomat added that Iran is “prepared to work with
Afghan government and parties—as well as neighbors—to forge
lasting end to violence.”

Zarif’s statements came after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said
on Sunday that real peace could be only possible if Taliban
militants agreed to a ceasefire and to direct talks with the Kabul

However, the Taliban have rejected calls for a ceasefire and
stepped up assaults in recent weeks.

The Taliban on Sunday warned that Trump’s decision to cancel the
talks would lead to the further loss of American lives and assets.

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