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Published: 0145 GMT August 30, 2022

Iran urges Taliban to heed calls for inclusive government

Iran urges Taliban to heed calls for inclusive government

A senior Iranian envoy warned of the “serious threat” of terrorists in Afghanistan to the country, its neighbors, and the entire region, saying the Taliban must heed the international community’s repeated calls for the formation of an inclusive government that accurately reflects the country’s multi-ethnic society.

“An inclusive government is the only way to ensure and protect the rights of all Afghan people, including women and girls, as well as language, racial, and religious minorities,” Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, Zahra Ershadi, said in an address to a UN Security Council meeting concerning Afghanistan on Monday, Press TV reported.

She said that just one year after the “irresponsible withdrawal” of foreign forces and the Taliban’s takeover, Afghanistan is now dealing with a number of interconnected and overlapping crises.

“Despite repeated international calls, the Taliban has failed to make significant efforts to ensure that the government is truly, ethnically, and politically inclusive,” Ershadi noted, calling the formation of an inclusive government a “prerequisite and critical” component for international recognition.

The Iranian envoy also warned about the “dire” humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, where around 25 million people are living in poverty, with “many who go hungry”.



Resource: Press TV
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