Tehran, 10 (dpa/ep)
Iranian officials and the Taliban this Sunday have criticized the foreign policy developed by the United States when it believes the North American country tries to “stoke differences” between Afghanistan and its neighboring countries.
“One of the political strategies of the United States is to promote differences between Afghanistan and neighboring states,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirbadolahian said in a meeting with his Taliban counterpart Amir Jan Muttaki in the country’s capital Tehran.
The Tasnim news agency notes that Amirbadolahian has insisted that Washington will not be successful in its attempt and has urged the United States to learn from its mistakes in policy made in Afghanistan over the past 20 years.
For his part, Muttaki laments that the Joe Biden government is still trying to exert political and economic pressure on Afghanistan even after the withdrawal of US troops, and noted economic sanctions imposed by the White House, Those who say affect 80 percent . Hundred Afghan citizens.
While representatives of Afghan and Iranian diplomacy met, the Asr Iran news portal published a report indicating that Iran would be willing to recognize the legitimacy of the Taliban and hand over the Afghan embassy in Tehran to the Islamic group, something that Both parties have denied.
Iran is divided over its handling of the Taliban, which came to power in Afghanistan last August during the US troop withdrawal process. Some political figures in the Gulf state suggest the Taliban has changed, while another region believes the latest government decisions in Kabul show otherwise.
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