Jul 3, 2021, 11:17 AM
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Int’l legitimacy Taliban’s main problem

Tehran, IRNA – Today, the main issue of Taliban is international legitimacy, the director general of West Asia Department at Iran’s Foreign Ministry, Rasoul Hosseini, has said.

Taliban has military power and the US has accepted it, Mousavi said at a webinar on Friday.

Taliban’s main issue is not geography, but to be recognized and identified internationally, Mousavi said.

Referring to his recent visit to some Afghan cities, Mousavi said Afghan people had stated that the Taliban who stood against the government were not local, and they had come from abroad.

Pointing to presence of the US in Afghanistan, the official said that the US military was defeated in Afghanistan and are leaving the country; they have no other choice.

However, there is an agreement between US and Taliban, and the group may accept further aid from the United States in the future, Mousavi underlined.

In his remarks, Mousavi, who is also assistant to Iranian foreign minister, said that it is the Afghan people who should decide whether or not to accept Taliban.

Meanwhile, what kind of behavior Taliban wants to have towards the neighbors and the people is important for us, he added.


Taliban has always been a part of Afghanistan’s society, Mousavi noted.

He further stressed the importance of establishment of a stable government in Afghanistan.

Then, he said that continuation of the current conditions would not be of benefit to Afghan people and neighbors as well.

Mousavi also called for efforts to ensure comprehensive peace in Afghanistan and establish a political system accepted by Afghan people.

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