NourNews – As a negotiator with the parties to the peace talks in Afghanistan, Iran is trying to establish peace talks between all Afghan tribes and ethnic groups and establish a lasting ceasefire to create an atmosphere of understanding, the opportunity to go to the polls and the real participation of the oppressed people of Afghanistan in determining their fate. The visit of the Taliban political delegation to Tehran last week and meeting with some officials of our country were among the important events that were considered, criticized and analyzed by domestic and foreign media with different approaches.
The trip came as the “Afghanistan Peace Talks” stalled and made no progress, and given Tehran’s closeness to Kabul’s views on the issue, if the Taliban saw Tehran as their target, Iran could overcome the stalemate. help.
Simply put; Since the views of Tehran and Kabul on the issue of ceasefire and the establishment of peace in Afghanistan are very close, if the Taliban are serious about peace and do not think of a new game, this trip is considered an important step to remove obstacles to inter-Afghan dialogue and a good opportunity. Will provide for a peace agreement between the Taliban and the Afghan government.
Since last year, the United States has sought to streamline the process of reaching a peace agreement with the group by activating Doha talks between its representatives and the Taliban. Although the Doha talks resulted in the signing of separate documents with the Taliban and the Afghan government, Kabul was severely criticized from the outset for the Afghan government’s absence from the talks.
The six-month extension of Zalmai Khalilzad’s mission as US envoy to Afghanistan shows that Biden will continue to follow Trump’s lead in Afghanistan and remains committed to the Doha agreement.
Given Iran’s completely different role from other actors, including the United States, in the development of Afghanistan due to its warm relations with the government and the people of this country, although Tehran is not going to play in the agreement on American soil, it wants to contribute to peace in Afghanistan.
In fact, in a conversation with the parties to the peace talks in Afghanistan, Iran considers the issue of war against the foreign occupier to be completely different from the fight against the legitimate government of Afghanistan and believes that the path to peace in this country will be paved with the responsible withdrawal of foreign troops.
Establishing peace talks between all Afghan tribes and ethnic groups and establishing a lasting ceasefire to create an atmosphere of understanding can stop the bloodshed and pave the way for the ballot box and the real participation of the oppressed people of Afghanistan in determining their fate.
On the other hand; As Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of our Supreme National Security Council, emphasized in a meeting with the Taliban delegation, “Iran will never recognize a current that wants to rule the war in Afghanistan.”
The announcement of the clear position of the Secretary of our Supreme National Security Council in a conversation with the Taliban political delegation shows that Iran’s active role in the developments in Afghanistan is not only a game against the peace process in this country, but is completely in accordance with the will of the Afghan people.
Iran’s mediation between the two sides is a responsible effort to persuade the Taliban to lay down their arms and pursue participation in the future government of Afghanistan through dialogue with the legitimate government and representatives of all tribes and clans in the country.
by Mohammad Ghaderi