TEHRAN: An Afghan govt delegation met with Taliban representatives in Tehran Wednesday, the Iranian international ministry stated, because the military pressed a lightning advance amid the pullout of US troops.
Opening the Tehran talks, Iran’s Overseas Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed the departure of its US foe from its japanese borders however warned: “Lately the folk and political leaders of Afghanistan will have to make tricky selections for the way forward for their nation.”
Main negotiator Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai headed the Taliban delegation whilst former vp Younus Qanooni represented the federal government, the Iranian ministry stated.
On Tuesday, Afghan government vowed to retake the entire districts misplaced to the Taliban because the pullout of US forces neared final touch.
Masses of commandos had been deployed to counter the insurgents’ blistering offensive within the north, an afternoon after greater than 1,000 govt troops fled into neighbouring Tajikistan.
However on Wednesday, the Taliban attacked the Badghis provincial capital Qalat-i-Naw, the primary regional seat they’ve entered for the reason that release in their newest offensive, native officers stated.
The insurgents already keep an eye on the entire surrounding nation-state in Badghis province.
The USA Central Command in the meantime introduced that the American withdrawal from the rustic, ordered in April via President Joe Biden, used to be now greater than 90 % entire, underscoring that Afghan forces are increasingly more on their very own within the fight with the Taliban.