US-Taliban talks are not Afghan peace negotiations: Gov Spokesperson
Iran's government spokesman, Ali Rabiei, has stated that Iran welcomes peace talks between the government of Afghanistan, political parties, and Taliban while showing hope that the negotiations will eventually bring about permanent peace and stability in not only Afghanistan but also the entire region.
Speaking to reporters about the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's presence in the most recent round of Afghanistan peace negotiations in Doha, Qatar, Rabiei restated that Trump's administration is not at all concerned about the future of the country of Afghanistan but its focus is solely to win the upcoming presidential elections which will be held in November.
Rabiei also noted that the United States invaded Afghanistan with the pretext to bring back security to the country and counter narcotics, but the US alongside its European allies have obviously failed as DAESH terrorists have ever since significantly increased their presence in the country.
He commented: "Foreign forces' withdrawal from Afghanistan will help maintain peace and security," adding: "Iran does not consider Taliban-US negotiations as peace negotiations but does not oppose any step which helps maintain peace in Afghanistan."
"Iran declares its readiness to make use of its utmost capacities based on Afghanistan's government request to advance the peace process," Rabiei further remarked.