The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran confirmed the visit by Taliban delegation to Tehran, the state media reported.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi quoted by local media said “In the framework of Iran’s comprehensive consultations with all parties in Afghanistan, a Taliban political delegation visited our country recently to discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan.”
Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for the political office of Taliban had earlier said a Taliban delegation led by deputy political chief of Taliban Abdul Salam Hanafi visited Tehran on 16th of September to meet with the top officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran.
Shaheen further added that the Taliban delegation held talks regarding the development projects of Iran in the country and safeguarding of such projects as well as efforts for lasting peace in Afghanistan.
The Taliban delegation had earlier visited Moscow to hold talks with the Russian officials in the wake of U.S.-Taliban peace talks cancellation.
The visit by Taliban delegation to Moscow and Tehran apparently took place after the U.S. President Donald Trump called off peace talks with Taliban in the wake of a series of deadly attacks.
President Trump said Sunday that the Taliban group made a big mistake by bombing Kabul which killed at least 12 people including an American soldier.
President Trump said in a Twitter post “The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now. Killing 12 people, including one great American soldier, was not a good idea.”
Furthermore, Trump said “There are much better ways to set up a negotiation. The Taliban knows they made a big mistake, and they have no idea how to recover!”