Iran rejects claim of training Taliban militants

July 5, 2018 - 12:18

TEHRAN – Iran’s embassy in Kabul has strongly rejected a report by British media claiming that members of Afghanistan’s Taliban militant group are being trained in Iran. 

On Monday, The Times quoted unnamed Taliban and Afghan officials as saying that hundreds of Taliban militants are receiving advanced training from special forces at military academies in Iran.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Iranian embassy said such accusations are a “psychological war” against Iran which are intended to damage the friendly relations between the Iranian and Afghan governments, ISNA reported.

MH/PA

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