Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Thursday condemned a terrorist attack in the Afghan province of Helmand, adding that that terrorists and extremist groups do not abide by any basic humanitarian and moral principles.
High-ranking officials from Iran and Afghanistan held the first round of talks on a "comprehensive strategic partnership" document as part of efforts to boost bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries in different areas.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says there is no military solution to the crisis in Afghanistan that is displacing record numbers of people as the United States mulls sending more troops to the war-torn country.
The Afghan presidential palace said that two of the country’s top security officials have been suspended after bombings in Kabul and a subsequent protest over security in the capital left dozens dead and wounded.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued an ultimatum to the Taliban Tuesday, warning them to embrace peace or "face consequences" after announcing that the death toll from last week's devastating truck bombing had passed 150.
Officials from 27 countries, including Iran, attend an international conference on peace, security and reconciliation in Afghanistan today at a time when Taliban terrorists have intensified attacks in the war-torn country.