• Special envoy Kazemi Qomi 2021-11-15 17:56

    Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan visits Kabul, says U.S. supports ISIS

    TEHRAN — Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan said on Monday that after the defeat in Afghanistan, the United States is trying to support the ISIS terrorist group, IRNA reported.

  • Bahador Aminian 2021-11-05 21:09

    Iranian ambassador meets Taliban officials in Ghazni

    TEHRAN — The Iranian ambassador to Kabul has promised that his country is ready to cooperate to reconstruct and restore historical monuments in Ghazni province.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-11-03 19:37

    Iran condemns terrorist attack in Kabul hospital

    TEHRAN - Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has condemned Tuesday’s terrorist attack on a 400-bed hospital in the Afghan capital Kabul. Saeed Khatibzadeh said the Islamic Republic deplores any act of terror against ordinary people.

  • Friedrich Kratochwil 2021/09/14

    By Friedrich Kratochwil

    Ruminations about the fall of Kabul

    The hasty retreat of the U.S. from Afghanistan and the re-establishment of Taliban rule in Kabul are certainly events that justify further critical reflection. But such a reflection is neither helped by attempts to prophesize about “the future” of the world, of the West, the East or whatever, nor is it as simple as connecting, for example two past events and draw a straight line which presumably discloses where we are going, as the narrative line “from Saigon to Kabul” suggests. For one, yes, Vietnam was a defeat of U.S. policies, as is the “loss” of Afghanistan, and here the undeniable disaster of the hasty and nearly irresponsible withdrawal will provide ample room for criticism, but the “meaning” of the event will probably remain contested.

  • Evacuation 2021-09-01 10:47

    Free at last, free at last

    TEHRAN — After 20 years of invasion, Kabul experienced its first night without Americans.

  • Zohrevand 2021-09-01 10:46

    Taliban have not presented clear plan for running Afghanistan, ex-ambassador says

    TEHRAN - The former Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan says that the Taliban have not presented a clear plan to govern Afghanistan, noting they have put ideological and ethnic superiority on their agenda.

  • France, Britain to propose Kabul “safe zone” 2021-08-29 18:55

    France, Britain to propose Kabul “safe zone”

    At an emergency, United Nations Security Council meeting set for Monday, France, and Britain will submit a resolution on Afghanistan proposing a safe zone in Kabul to try and protect people trying to leave the country.

  • Kabul blast 2021-08-27 22:08

    It’s possible that the U.S. is giving rise to Daesh in Afghanistan

    20 years of looting ends in fiasco

    TEHRAN — 170 people were killed in four massive explosions in Kabul on Thursday. By who? ISIS!

  • Kam Air 2021-08-27 22:06

    Kam Air planes permitted to land in Iranian airports due to security threats

    TEHRAN — The spokesman for the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization (CAO) announced on Thursday that Iran has accepted a request that a number of planes from the private Afghan company, Kam Air, to land in Iranian airports.

  • Karzai-Abdullah Abdullah Iran 2021-08-25 21:50

    Afghan luminaries meet Iranian ambassador in Kabul

    TEHRAN — Afghanistan’s former president Hamid Karzai and former peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah have met with Iran’s ambassador in Kabul on Wednesday morning for talks on ways to restore stability to the war-torn country, following the collapse of the Afghan government and the Taliban takeover of Kabul.

  • Taliban 2021-08-21 21:39

    Afghanistan: What to Expect

    TEHRAN – With the Taliban taking the reins in Kabul, Afghanistan seems to be poised to become a new hotspot for regional and extra-regional power competition, one that, if unleashed, would do little to improve the lives of Afghan people fed up with war and destruction. 

  • اشرف غنی.jpg 2021-08-20 00:16

    Taliban fire at people waving the Afghan national flag

    Ex-Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in UAE, says in talks to return

    The United Arab Emirates is hosting former Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, who fled his country following the takeover by the Taliban.

  • تصاویری از پیشروی طالبان در افغانستان 2021-08-17 16:13

    By Mahmood Monshipouri

    The unwinnable war in Afghanistan: What is left to learn?

    Long known as the “Graveyard of Empires,” Afghanistan has been vehemently inhospitable to outside intervention. The lessons that should be learned from the legion of failed outside attempts to conquer Afghanistan are varied and many and yet none have been taken deeply to heart by U.S. military strategists in recent decades. 

  • Raisi asks Zarif to brief him on Afghanistan 2021-08-16 17:17

    President Raisi: Iran will make efforts to stabilize Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – New Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi announced on Monday that his country will make efforts to stabilize neighboring Afghanistan.

  • Taliban at presidential palace 2021-08-16 13:08

    Taliban says war is over, calls for peaceful international relations

    The Taliban have declared the war in Afghanistan is over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on Sunday.

  • Taliban enter presidential palace 2021-08-15 23:09

    Taliban take control of Kabul and presidential palace, Ashraf Ghani flees

    Taliban forces are assuming control of the Afghan capital Kabul and have taken control of the presidential palace, after the country's president Ashraf Ghani fled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

  • FM Zarif 2021-08-15 21:29

    Iran’s Zarif wishes ‘peaceful transition’ in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif advises rival Afghan sides that like occupation, violence and war will never help settle the long-running conflict in Afghanistan, and expresses hope for a “peaceful transition” of power in the country.

  • us-afghanistan-security-partnership.jpg 2021-08-15 20:45

    U.S. rushes to save Americans stuck in Afghanistan

    The Pentagon says most U.S. troops on a mission to evacuate the Kabul embassy will arrive by Sunday and will be prepared to airlift thousands of people per day.

  • President Ashraf Ghani 2021-08-15 18:23

    Taliban at presidential palace to negotiate transfer of power

    President Ashraf Ghani flees Afghanistan

    Afghan local media and officials said on Sunday that President Ashraf Ghani and Vice-President Amrullah Saleh had fled to neighboring Tajikistan as the Taliban surrounded the capital Kabul.

  • Chinook helicopter flies near U.S. embassy in Kabul 2021-08-15 17:18

    Helicopters evacuating staff from U.S. embassy as Taliban enter Kabul 

    The U.S. has begun evacuating diplomats and staff from its embassy in Kabul as Taliban stormed the Afghan capital early Sunday, according to Business Insider. 

  • Consulate 2021-08-15 16:37

    Iran transfers consular services from Mazar-i-Sharif to Kabul

    TEHRAN – Iran has decided to move its consular services from Mazar-i-Sharif to the Afghanistan capital after Taliban insurgents took over the city, according to an Al Jazeera report. 

  • Taliban negotiators 2021-08-15 16:34

    Taliban negotiators heading to presidential palace to prepare for power transition

    Taliban negotiators are heading to presidential palace to prepare for transfer of power after entering outskirts of Kabul, according to The Guardian.

  • Taliban 2021-08-15 14:24

    Taliban say have no plans to take Kabul 'by force'

    The Taliban have issued a statement saying they have instructed their fighters to “stay at the gates of Kabul and not enter the city.

  • Taliban closes in on Kabul 2021-08-15 13:30

    Taliban close in on Kabul, seize Jalalabad

    The Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan’s Jalalabad without a fight, according to officials and a resident, effectively leaving the capital, Kabul, as the last major urban area under government control, Al Jazeera reported.

  • Consulate 2021-08-13 21:32

    Iran voices concern over escalation in Afghanistan 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has expressed concerns over the rapid escalation of the war in neighboring Afghanistan as the Taliban took over the province of Herat where Iranian diplomats still work in the Iranian consulate.

  • Zarif-Arnault 2021-08-08 21:49

    Iran insists on inter-Afghan dialogue to settle conflict

    TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday met with Jean Arnault, Special Representative of the UN secretary general for Afghanistan, who led a delegation to Tehran to exchange views with Iranian Foreign Ministry officials about the intensifying war between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

  • MFA 2021-08-07 22:06

    Iran asks for unraveling hidden dimensions of Mazar-e-Sharif incident

    TEHRAN — On the 23rd anniversary of the martyrdom of Iranian diplomats in Mazar-e-Sharif, the Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement asking for the clarification of the truth behind the terrorist incident.

  • Taherian 2021-07-27 21:41

    Iran’s special envoy reassures Afghanistan of Tehran’s supports

    TEHRAN - Mohammad Ebrahim Taherian, the special representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry for Afghanistan, and his accompanying delegation met with Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar in Kabul on Monday, discussing the latest developments surrounding Afghanistan.

  • Hossein Akbari 2021-07-18 21:35

    Tehran to host peace meeting on Afghanistan on Monday

    TEHRAN — Iran will host a peace conference on Afghanistan on Monday, July 19, with the participation of various Afghan and international groups and parties influential in the Afghan peace process.

  • Iran closes consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan 2021-07-04 12:21

    Iran closes consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — Due to the recent unrest in Afghanistan the three countries of Iran, Turkey and Pakistan have closed their consulates in Mazar-i-Sharif, Balkh province.