May 25, 2023 15:33 UTC
  • FM: Iran not recognize incumbent ruling body in Afghanistan

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says Iran does not recognize the incumbent ruling body in Afghanistan, urging the Taliban to form an inclusive government.

According to IRNA, he made the remarks on Thursday at the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.

“We do not recognize the incumbent ruling body of Afghanistan and we emphasize the necessity of forming an inclusive government in the country because the Taliban is one part of the reality of Afghanistan, not all of it,” he said.

He also explained that Tehran has held talks with Afghan authorities regarding Iran’s share of water from the Hirmand River, saying Iran believes that the issue must be resolved according to the 1973 treaty.

“We have told Afghan authorities that the issue of [Iran’s] share of water cannot be resolved through a mere political statement and should be pursued within the framework of legal measures,” he added.

He further expressed displeasure with the deprivation of Afghan women and girls from education, considering it contrary to the teachings of Prophet Mohammad (SAWA).