Afghanistan

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  • Iran slams Daesh terrorist attack in Afghanistan 2018-06-17 22:12

    Iran slams Daesh terrorist attack in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has strongly condemned Saturday’s suicide attack claimed by the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group that killed and injured dozens of people in eastern Afghanistan.

  • qassemi 2018-06-17 22:04

    Iran welcomes extension of ceasefire in Afghanistan

    The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Sunday called for extension of truce between the Afghan government and Taliban in Afghanistan.

  • Iran welcomes Eid al-Fitr ceasefire in Afghanistan 2018-06-11 08:09

    Iran welcomes Eid al-Fitr ceasefire in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has welcomed the Afghan government’s decision to announce a ceasefire with the Taliban on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr festivities.

  • Afghanistan 2018-06-02 12:10

    By Ajmal Sohail

    Afghanistan from Obama to Trump

    It is although conspicuous, (that) there is no crystal clear difference between, the Obama and Trump strategies in Afghanistan. The strategies based on, to dismantle the momentum of the Al-Qaida and its affiliates and to attain the strategic interests of the America worldwide. What differ, are the approaches of Obama and Trump in relation to Afghanistan. Thus, it makes sense to briefly touch the issues, pertaining both Obama and Trump approaches for Afghanistan.

  • President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani (R), Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (L) and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani (C) shake hands after they signed Chabahar transit agreement in Tehran, Iran on May 23, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Iran Presidency/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) 2018-05-29 21:56

    Trump’s sanctions move on Iran could jeopardize U.S. goal to stabilize Afghan economy: CNBC

    In a commentary published on May 29, the CNBC said Afghanistan can become a victim of a new plan by Trump’s administration to reintroduce U.S. sanctions on Iran as the penalties could block development of Iran’s Chabahar Port by India.

  • Electricity equipment 2018-05-22 01:28

    Electricity equipment exports to Iraq, Afghanistan hit $120m in a year

    TEHRAN-Iran's exports of electricity equipment to Iraq and Afghanistan showed 30 percent rise during the past Iranian calendar year of 1396 (which ended on March 20) and stood at over $120 million, IRIB reported on Monday.

  • envoy 2018-05-20 20:12

    Iranian diplomat laments insecurity in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to Kabul on Saturday expressed regret over rising insecurity in neighboring Afghanistan, saying insecurity in the country is contrary to Iran’s interests.

  • Iran warns of attempts against Afghan security 2018-05-14 20:52

    Iran warns of attempts against Afghan security

    TEHRAN – Iranian First Vice-President Es'haq Jahangiri has warned of attempts by certain foreign countries to use Afghanistan as a platform to take revenge against others.

  • Iran urges Afghanistan to resume talks on Hamoun wetlands  2018-05-12 21:05

    Iran urges Afghanistan to resume talks on Hamoun wetlands

    TEHRAN — Iran and Afghanistan should resume negotiations on the water rights of Hamoun wetlands, YJC quoted Masoud Tajrishi, deputy chief of the Department of Environment, as saying on Friday.

  •  استقبال رسمی امیر حاتمی وزیر دفاع ایران از سپهبد طارق شاه بهرامی وزیر دفاع افغانستان 2018-05-12 20:39

    Tehran: Afghanistan must not turn into a place for international rivalry

    TEHRAN – The Iranian minister of defense has warned that Afghanistan must not be turned into a scene for regional and international rivalry.

  • pakaeen 2018-04-24 20:31

    Daesh presence in Afghanistan threatens the entire region: ex-diplomat

    TEHRAN - Mohsen Pakaeen, a former head of the Foreign Ministry Department for Afghan affairs, has said that the presence of Daesh in Afghanistan poses threat against the whole countries in the region.

  • Velayati: Iran ready to help Afghanistan in higher education 2018-04-23 03:21

    Velayati: Iran ready to help Afghanistan in higher education

    TEHRAN – Ali Akbar Velayati, the head of Azad University's board of founders, said on Sunday that Iran is ready to share its experiences in higher education with Afghanistan.

  • Peter Maurer, president of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). 2018-03-16 10:07

    We have intensified our relations with Iran: ICRC president

    TEHRAN — “Over years we have intensified our relations and cooperation with Iran,” says Peter Maurer, president of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

  • Masood Chaudhary 2018-03-11 12:13

    By Masood Chaudhary

    Poor Afghanistan dance to tunes of American menace

    After 40 years of bloody conflict, six million homeless Afghans, devastation for three generations, thousands of innocents dead or wounded, and 16 years of boots on the ground, the American Menace may be preparing for another bloody war. If Afghans still think Uncle Sam can give them a decent future, then I am sorry to say, they live in Lala-land.

  • Iran ready to help Afghanistan fight terrorism 2018-03-10 10:54

    Iran ready to help Afghanistan fight terrorism

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Amir Hatami has said that the Islamic Republic supports peace and security in neighboring countries, especially Afghanistan, voicing Tehran’s readiness to help Kabul in its fight against terrorism.

  • khoshroo 2018-03-10 10:46

    Iran: Security still major challenge for Afghanistan

    Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo in a statement on Thursday deplored that security still remains the major challenge for Afghanistan.

  •  Afghanistan 2018-03-06 09:53

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    For peace in Afghanistan, talk to Afghans

    Quite clearly, the beleaguered ‘national unity government’ in Kabul, which has faced blistering criticism at home and abroad for failing to stem violence, has run out of options and is desperately trying to woo the Taliban to end what President Ghani has often termed as ‘imposed war’.

  • U.S. transferring Daesh militants to Afghanistan: general 2018-02-07 10:58

    U.S. transferring Daesh militants to Afghanistan: general

    TEHRAN – Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Tuesday that the United States is relocating Daesh militants to Afghanistan now that the group has been defeated in Iraq and Syria.

  • hatami 2018-02-04 20:00

    Iran’s defense minister says U.S. trying to transfer Daesh to Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said on Sunday that the U.S. is seeking to transfer Daesh militants to Afghanistan to justify its own presence in the Central Asian country.

  • U.S. moving ISIS militants to Afghanistan: Iranian general 2018-01-27 09:47

    U.S. moving ISIS militants to Afghanistan: Iranian general

    TEHRAN – Ahmad Vahidi, president of the Supreme National Defense University of Iran, said on Friday that the United States intends to move Daesh (ISIS) militants to other regions, including Afghanistan.

  •  Gautam Adhikari 2018-01-24 09:58

    By Javad Heirannia

    India's military operations with U.S. in Afghanistan unlikely: expert

    TEHRAN - Gautam Adhikari, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), says it is “India has been long involved in Afghanistan's reconstruction and attempted recovery.”

  • حامد کرزای 2018-01-20 09:16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. has “destroyed” Afghanistan, says former Afghan president

    NEW DELHI - Addressing the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi on Thursday, India’s flagship foreign policy conference held annually, the former Afghan President Hamid Karzai lashed out at the United States, claiming that it had “destroyed” Afghanistan. 

  • Mohammad Hanif Daneshyar 2017-12-26 07:24

    Kabul: Iran helping Afghanistan in fight against narcotics

    TEHRAN — Iran is giving a helping hand to Afghanistan in fight against drug trafficking, spokesman for Afghanistan Ministry of Counter Narcotics Mohammad Hanif Daneshyar has said.

  • Martin Love 2017-12-19 11:06

    By Martin Love  

    Moral objection valid

    North Carolina _  This is part personal, it is passionate, but it is nonetheless fully substantiated by facts and long study, experience and observation, real time objective observation, over decades. And after a while, if a person has half a brain and heart, one stops mincing words and throws caution to the winds and tries hard to tell and write truths that some others don’t want to hear and they, the others, try to squash such truth telling. But here goes, from an American journalist no less writing gladly for an Iranian newspaper.

  • Dawlat Waziri 2017-12-11 20:27

    Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman seeks Iran’s support in terror crackdown

    TEHRAN – Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri has called on Iran to support his country in the fight against terrorism, saying Tehran can tremendously help Afghan armed forces in terrorism crackdown.

  • non-industrial drugs 2017-12-05 10:18

    By Payman Yazdani

    NATO responsibility toward rising drug production in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN _ International conference dubbed ‘Parliamentary Members vs. Drugs’ slated for Dec. 4, in the Russian capital city Moscow is being held. The main purpose of the conference is to discuss the roles of the parliaments in fight against drug.

  • Foreign military build-ups won’t work in Afghanistan: Zarif 2017-12-01 20:32

    Foreign military build-ups won’t work in Afghanistan: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that the threat of extremist violence and terror requires the international community’s “resolute unified response”, emphasizing that terrorism in Afghanistan cannot be resolved through foreign military build-ups.

  • ایت الله شاهرودی 2017-11-27 19:14

    Shia-Sunni amity in Afghanistan to foil plots: Expediency Council chief

    TEHRAN – Friendship between the Shia and Sunni communities in Afghanistan will lay waste the plots of the enemies of Islam, the chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council said on Monday.

  • Afghanistan needs popular forces to fight terror: Larijani 2017-11-25 08:50

    Afghanistan needs popular forces to fight terror: Larijani

    TEHRAN – Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has voiced concerns over the future of Afghanistan, saying the country needs to encourage popular forces alongside the army to launch an effective fight against terrorism, Mehr news agency reported.

  • Turkey 2017-11-23 11:07

    by Semih Idiz

    NATO blunder ignites Turkish calls to leave alliance

    A major blunder in NATO has brought bitter political rivals in Turkey into a rare demonstration of unity. Parties across the political spectrum are announcing their distrust of the international alliance.