Int'l community should fulfill its commitments toward displaced Afghans: MFA spox.

Tehran (IP) - Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says the increasing violence has led to a new wave of displacement in Afghanistan and expressed hope that the world and responsible international bodies will immediately act to their duties toward the displaced Afghan people in this time, the coronavirus pandemic.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking in a regular news briefing, the Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh went on to say that Iran hopes all sides to settle the existing problems through dialogue and political consensus.

Again, he said, Iran announces its readiness to help facilitate the resolution of issues through “intra-Afghan talks” and regional countries' help.

“It is in line with this framework that we welcome peaceful transfer of power through coordination council formed of great and famous Afghanistan’s leaders,” the spokesman highlighted.

The spokesman added that Iran closely watched Afghanistan's developments through constant contact with its embassy and consulates in Kabul and Herat.    

"Tehran is in contact with all Afghan sides and Iran welcomes a peaceful transition of power through the coordination council led by former Afghan President Hamid Karzai and a few other top figures," he added.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has abundant historical, civilizational and cultural affinities with Afghanistan, and in all sensitive and important times of history in that country it has been on the side of the Muslim and neighboring people (of Afghanistan) despite all difficulties,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

He added: “In line with this policy we still will be on their side at this critical condition and we will do the best of our ability to achieve peace and tranquility in Afghanistan.”  

Khatibzadeh said: "Iran expresses concern over an intensification of violence in some parts of Afghanistan and invites all sides to avoid violence, keep calm and make efforts for peaceful solutions through dialogue." 

The Islamic Republic is deeply wishing protection of people’s lives, property, and honor in the rapidly developing changes in Afghanistan and wants all sides to show restraint and foresightedness and not allow the geography of Afghanistan to be misused by violent groups," he pointed out.

He also asked Afghanistan to seriously respect the security of diplomats and diplomatic centers in accordance with international conventions.

US policy toward Iran: Continued confusion 

He also elaborated on the new sanctions of the US Treasury Department against some individuals and institutions claiming to participate in the sale of Iranian oil and said: "The continuation of this policy in various forms and excuses, including the recent allegations, is worth considering and is due to the continued confusion of some US officials towards Iran."

No obstacle on Iran-Saudi talks

He spoke about the Iran-Saudi talks and noted: "The two countries have already held talks and there is no obstacle to the continuation of the talks; the Islamic Republic of Iran has always emphasized dialogue to reduce tensions and increase cooperation."

About the statement issued by the UAE on maritime security, Khatibzadeh pointed: "The Islamic Republic of Iran is committed to maintaining and safeguarding energy security and welcomes any regional initiative to increase stability and security in the Persian Gulf."

Referring to the statements of the Israeli war minister regarding joint action against Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon, he said: "Israel and the United States, and some of the Western countries, have been 'jointly acting' against Iran for more than 40 years, and of course they are 'jointly' failing."


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