0337 GMT December 09, 2021
The Iranian foreign minister’s special envoy for Afghanistan highlighted the necessity of the formation of an inclusive and pluralistic government in Kabul, saying all parties in the country are required to be committed to a political solution and efforts to that end.
Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian made the remarks in an address to a meeting with his German counterpart Jasper Wieck, in which the latest developments of Afghanistan where discussed, IRNA reported.
Taherian stressed that this will be the sole available option for ending the war and violence in Afghanistan.
Voicing his country’s support for such an approach, Wieck, the German government’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, called for constant consultations and cooperation between Berlin and Tehran aimed at ensuring sustainable peace and stability in Afghanistan through participation of all of the country’s ethnic groups.
The Taliban are poised to run Afghanistan again 20 years after they were removed from power by American forces following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the US, according to Press TV.
The militants intensified their offensive and rapidly overran major Afghan cities in recent weeks, as the US-led foreign forces enforced what has been criticized as a hasty and ill-planned withdrawal. The Taliban laid siege to Kabul on August 15, forcing the then Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to flee the country on the same day.
Since then, Kabul’s airport has been the scene of chaos and sporadic violence, with panicked Afghan and foreign nationals desperately trying to catch evacuation flights out of the country, prompting officials there to enforce restrictions.