Iran's Ambassador to Iraq, Hassan Kazemi-Qomi, listens during a news conference at the Iranian embassy in Baghdad May 28, 2007. Iran offered on Monday to help train and arm Iraq's military during rare talks between Iran and the United States on the security situation in Iraq, Kazemi-Qomi said. REUTERS/Hadi Mizban/Pool (IRAQ) - GM1DVIZZFEAA
Iran’s special envoy to Afghanistan to visit Kabul
Kabul: Iran‘s special envoy to Afghanistan Hassan Kazemi Qomi is scheduled to visit Kabul for talks with the Taliban, according to local media.
“Qomi has been settled in the Iranian foreign ministry and will visit Kabul soon,” spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry Saeed Khatibzade said in a statement on Tuesday.
Regarding Taliban recognition, Khatibzade said that Iran is not in spot where they can speak about the recognition and the legitimacy of the Taliban.
He said Iran will never leave behind the Afghan people as the latter want Iran not to, insisting that the international community looks for an all-inclusive and responsible government in Afghanistan.
This new development comes as Iran didn’t invite the Taliban to a foreign minister-level meeting in Tehran that was concentrated on Afghanistan.
Iran‘s biggest concern is about the ISIS-K in Afghanistan but the Taliban have repeatedly assured regional countries including Iran not to worry as ISIS-K is a group with no physical existence and added that the terror group cannot pose threat.
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