• Faiz Hameed 2021-09-12 22:14

    Intelligence chiefs meet in Islamabad to discuss Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed on Saturday hosted intelligence chiefs of regional countries in Islamabad to discuss the Afghan situation, according to Pakistani media outlets.

  • Maleki 2021-09-12 22:14

    Nuclear dossier must be pursued independently, MP says

    TEHRAN - A member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Iranian Parliament says that the nuclear case should be pursued independently, but the role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomatic apparatus will be protected.

  • U.S. 2021-09-12 17:45

    U.S. “war on terror” cost $5tn, who won? 

    TEHRAN- Normally set aside for natural disasters and other crises, Congress funded America’s “war on terror” using emergency and contingency money that sidestepped the normal process to allocate funds for overseas military missions. 

  • Last U.S. Afghan strike “targeted” aid worker 2021/09/12

    Last U.S. Afghan strike “targeted” aid worker

    TEHRAN- In another blow to image of U.S. intelligence, an investigation by the New York Times has shed doubt on Washington’s narrative that it targeted Daesh operatives in revenge for an earlier deadly attack at Kabul airport.

  • Rasoul Mousavi 2021-09-11 21:06

    Afghanistan situation result of daydreaming for safer world: Iranian diplomat

    TEHRAN – An Iranian diplomat on Saturday blamed the U.S. for the current situation in Afghanistan, saying the turmoil in the Central Asian country has resulted from 20 years of American occupation.

  • Tehran's alley named after Afghanistan’s Panjshir 2021-09-10 20:30

    Tehran's alley named after Afghanistan’s Panjshir

    TEHRAN – The City Council of Tehran has named an alley in the northern part of the capital city after Afghanistan’s Panjshir in order to show sympathy with the people of Afghanistan who are fighting against the Taliban forces, Mehr reported.

  • Takht-Ravanchi 2021-09-10 18:56

    Afghan territory must not be used for sheltering or training terrorists: Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said on Thursday that the next round of the meeting of the foreign ministers of countries bordering Afghanistan will be held in Tehran in the near future.

  • Antonio Guterres 2021-09-10 18:47

    Guterres urges “dialogue” with Taliban 

    TEHRAN- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres pleaded with the international community to maintain a dialogue with the Taliban in Afghanistan, warning of an "economic collapse" in the country that could leave millions of Afghans dying as a consequence. 

  • یاشار یاکیش 2021-09-10 18:01

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Ex-Turkish FM says NATO countries’ reliance on U.S. has suffered seriously

    Yakish says U.S. has not abandoned policy of harming people in other countries 

    TEHRAN - Former Turkish Foreign Minister Yashar Yakish says the U.S. has done nothing but harming the people of the region and the world at large.

  • Iran and developments in its eastern neighbor 2021-09-10 17:47

    Iran and developments in its eastern neighbor

    TEHRAN - In response to the developments in Afghanistan over the past month or so, Iran has emphasized the need to avoid fratricide and prevent foreign interference in its eastern neighbor, and has stated that it will do everything it can to help end the suffering of the Afghan people and form an inclusive government.

  • Afghanistan 2021-09-08 21:28

    FMs of countries bordering Afghanistan hold virtual summit

    TEHRAN - Foreign ministers of countries neighboring Afghanistan held a virtual conference on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments in the war-torn country.

  • Iran FM 2021-09-08 19:45

    Iran FM, ex-Afghan president discuss Afghanistan 

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan with former Afghan president Hamed Karzai during a phone call on Tuesday. 

  • Nader Entessar 2021-09-08 17:57

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    U.S. intent on pressuring Russia, China, Iran by Afghanistan card: professor

    TEHRAN - Nader Entessar, a professor of political science from the University of South Alabama, says that the U.S. is trying to pressure its foes through its exit from Afghanistan.

  • Shamkhani 2021-09-08 17:17

    Iran insists on inclusive government in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Iran’s top security official on Wednesday underlined the need for establishing an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

  • Iran FM 2021-09-07 21:10

    Afghanistan FM holds talks with Iranian counterpart

    TEHRAN - Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar has congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir Abdollahian on winning Parliament’s endorsement to become Iran’s foreign minister.

  • Taliban spokesman 2021-09-07 21:05

    Taliban name caretaker cabinet

    The Taliban on Tuesday afternoon released the names of the caretaker government.

  • Afghanistan 2021-09-06 22:26

    Afghanistan developments discussed at online event hosted by Qom University

    TEHRAN – The University of Qom has hosted an online preparatory session in preparation for an international conference on international law and armed conflicts in the region that will be held in mid-October.

  • Afghanistan 2021-09-06 19:33

    Iran draws red lines on Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – In the first sign of turnabout, Iran issued warnings in multiple directions as Taliban forces announced the “conquest” of the last opposition foothold in the Panjshir valley.

  • Iran 2021-09-06 19:30

    Abdullah Abdullah asks Iran to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Head of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah has called on Iran to send humanitarian aid to Afghanistan amid Taliban-led deliberations to form a new government.

  • U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan 2021-09-06 11:36

    By Payman Yazdani

    U.S. Afghanistan exit revives necessity of EU Army formation

    TEHRAN – Following U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, an increasing number of European politicians argue that the European Union should boost its strategic autonomy.

  • Ambreen Gul Shahid 2021-09-05 21:49

    By Ambreen Gul Shahid (Press & Education Counsellor)

    Pakistan and Iran should work for peaceful and united Afghanistan

    As in Iran, the sudden fall of Kabul to the Taliban has come as a surprise in Pakistan. But there are many who argue that the hasty withdrawal of U.S. forces has left a power vacuum in Afghanistan emboldening the Taliban to take over the country, as former President Ashraf Ghani and his coterie fled the country. 

  • Qalibaf 2021-09-05 21:48

    Afghan officials made strategic mistake by trusting U.S., Qalibaf says

    TEHRAN - The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Mohamed Bagher Ghalibaf, said on Sunday that the trust of some former Afghan officials in the United States to bring progress and security to their country was a “strategic mistake”.

  • Raisi 2021-09-05 21:47

    Negotiations and pressure don’t go together: Raisi

    TEHRAN — Speaking in his first live TV interview on Saturday night, President Ebrahim Raisi stated that Iran is not opposed to the principle of negotiations, however, negotiations under pressure is meaningless.

  • Afghanistan 2021-09-05 21:19

    Unreliable partner

    TEHRAN – The U.S.'s chaotic and messy withdrawal from Afghanistan and its mishandling of Iran’s nuclear dossier have sent shockwaves through the world. U.S. reliability and credibility have been questioned by friends and foes alike. 

  • Charles Ortel 2021-09-05 18:26

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Leaders backed merchant class in Kabul and neglected rural Afghans: American writer

    TEHRAN - An American writer says after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the American leaders neglected rural Afghans that led to hatred against Washington. 

  • Iran 2021-09-05 18:23

    Iran FM discusses Afghanistan with Pakistani diplomat

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has received many phone calls from foreign counterparts and officials in which developments in Afghanistan have been discussed in some of these calls.

  • Asif Shuja 2021-09-04 18:57

    By Mohammad Mazhari

    Taliban need cordial ties with neighbors: researcher

    TEHRAN- A senior research fellow at the Middle East Institute of the National University of Singapore says that the Taliban need friendly ties with their neighbors to keep control of Afghanistan. 

  • Spox 2021-09-04 16:44

    Iran calls on Afghans to avoid violence, fratricide

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has called on the Afghans to avoid violence and resolve their differences through dialogue amid ongoing clashes in the Panjshir Valley between the Taliban and resistance groups led by Ahamd Massoud. 

  • Biden 2021-09-03 18:19

    UK “intelligence failure” on Afghanistan

    A leaked UK Foreign Office report seen by British media warned government ministers on July 22 that the withdrawal of U.S.-led foreign forces from Afghanistan would lead to "rapid Taliban advances".

  • Martin Love 2021-09-03 16:08

    By M. A. Saki

    Something like Astana can be helpful for Afghanistan: analyst

    TEHRAN - Martin Love, an American political analyst, believes that an initiative like the Astana process can be an efficient mechanism to restore peace in Afghanistan.