• Qayyum Soleimani 2022-01-12 21:43

    Afghan diplomat: Ahmad Massoud says he’s not seeking war

    TEHRAN — Abdul Qayyum Soleimani, caretaker of the Afghan embassy in Tehran, told a news conference late on Tuesday that Ahmad Massoud, the leader of Afghanistan’s National Resistance Front (NRF), told acting Taliban foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in Tehran that he is not seeking a war in Afghanistan.

  • Taliban FM-Amir Abdollahian 2022-01-10 21:36

    Taliban officials consult with Iranian officials in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Sunday afternoon held talks with Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Molawi Amir Khan Motaqqi in Tehran.

  • Muttaqi 2022-01-08 17:50

    Acting Taliban FM arrives in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Acting Taliban Foreign Minister Mulavi Amir Khan Muttaqi arrived in Tehran late on Saturday. 

  • Parliament 2021-12-29 20:38

    Iran Parliament thanks Army for thwarting Taliban aggression

    TEHRAN – A group of Iranian lawmakers has issued a statement appreciating the Iranian Army for responding to a recent Taliban aggression against Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province. 

  • Hassan Kazemi Qomi 2021-12-26 21:54

    Special envoy: Iran backs lasting stability in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran's special envoy to Afghanistan, met on Sunday with Mohammad Mohaqeq, leader of the Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan.

  • Amir Abdollahian 2021-12-20 21:14

    Inclusive government in Afghanistan key to sustainable security

    TEHRAN – Pakistan has just played host to the biggest international gathering on Afghanistan in which Iran actively participated and submitted a number of proposals to address the dire situation in neighboring Afghanistan.

  • Amir Abdollahian Taliban 2021-12-19 21:13

    First meeting between top Iranian diplomat and Taliban

    TEHRAN— Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian met with the Acting Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Motaqqi on the sidelines of the 17th extraordinary session of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation.

  • Amir Abdollahian 2021-12-19 21:06

    FM: Iran considers sustainable security and political stability in Afghanistan fruitful to region

    TEHRAN— Speaking at the 17th extraordinary session of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian reiterated that Iran supports the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

  • Afghanistan: OIC emerging dilemma 2021-12-17 18:21

    By Dost Muhammad Barrech

    Afghanistan: OIC emerging dilemma

    TEHRAN - December 19, 2021, is going to be a monumental day for Afghanistan in its perilous situation. Pakistan on that particular day will host a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) foreign ministers on Afghanistan aimed at addressing exacerbating and egregious humanitarian crisis in war-torn Afghanistan.

  • Imran Khan 2021-12-11 21:38

    Looming crisis in Afghanistan directly affecting Pakistan and Iran, PM Khan says

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has criticized a continued freezing of Afghanistan's assets by the United States as the war-hit country is grappling with looming humanitarian crisis, warning that the deterioration of the situation will cause more problems for Pakistan and Iran as Afghanistan’s neighbors, IRNA reported on Thursday.

  • NRF 2021-12-04 23:24

    EXCLUSIVE: Unraveling truth behind NRF failure in Panjshir: Ahmad Massoud had resorted to US militia

    TEHRAN— An informed source confided to Tehran Times in exclusivity that Ahmad Massoud has met with Erik Prince, founder and head of the Blackwater private militia group in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

  • Mujahid 2021-12-03 21:40

    Taliban Foreign Ministry stresses border problems with Iran will not occur again

    TEHRAN— A spokesman for the Taliban Foreign Ministry has said after the incident with the Iranian border guards in Nimroz province of Afghanistan that the incident was managed and the Taliban officials are trying to prevent such incidents in the future.

  • Time for the U.S. to really leave Afghanistan alone 2021-11-22 17:51

    Time for the U.S. to really leave Afghanistan alone

    TEHRAN - The ruling Taliban government in Afghanistan has called on the United States to actively address the humanitarian crisis that many observers blame on Washington for creating in the war-ravaged country. A statement by the Taliban’s Foreign Ministry, noted the country’s increasing humanitarian and financial crises are a result of Washington freezing Kabul’s assets.

  • Ali Shamkhani 2021-11-10 21:46

    Shamkhani says Iran is concerned about Daesh activities in Afghanistan

    Iran announces readiness to help alleviate humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) on Wednesday stressed the need for a concerted effort to form an “inclusive government” in Afghanistan and deal with the humanitarian crisis in the Central Asian country, IRNA reported.

  • Dialogue 2021-11-09 21:10

     Iran steps up Afghan diplomacy

    TEHRAN – After a short lull in its Afghanistan diplomacy, Iran is once again putting more energy and time into its efforts to bring peace and stability to its easter neighbor, where the Taliban are now grappling with daunting challenges. 

  • Abolfazl Amouei 2021-11-06 21:40

    Taliban will be invited to next meeting of Afghanistan's neighbors

    TEHRAN — A member of the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has announced that the Taliban will be invited to the next meeting of Afghanistan’s neighbors.

  • Mehdi Mahmoudi 2021-11-06 21:40

    Iran expects Europe to act responsibly toward refugees: official

    TEHRAN — The Director General of Foreign Affairs and Immigrants of the Iranian Interior Ministry has said Tehran expects the European countries and the international community in large, including the United Nations, to act responsibly in allocating the necessary fund and provide comprehensive support for Afghan refugees flooding into Iran.

  • Taliban spokesman 2021-11-05 21:11

    Taliban's education delegation to travel to Iran

    TEHRAN — During a meeting between Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Bahador Aminian and the caretaker Afghan higher education minister, it was decided that a Taliban delegation would visit Iran to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • 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 2021-10-31 21:34

    Iran: EU, Taliban asked to attend Tehran meeting on Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has said that the European Union and the Taliban had asked to participate in the meeting on Afghanistan in Tehran.

  • Farzad Ramezani Bonesh 2021-10-31 21:33

    Researcher says Afghanistan's neighbors concerned about spread of insecurity

    TEHRAN — Commenting on the strategic goals of neighboring countries regarding the Taliban reign in Afghanistan, a senior researcher on regional issues has said Iran has a “special position and calls for formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan” and generally has adopted a middle ground toward the developments in the Central Asian country.

  • Jafar Haqpanah 2021-10-30 21:05

    Iran is affected more by developments in Afghanistan: expert

    TEHRAN — Jafar Haghpanah, an expert on international affairs, says Iran is more affected by the developments in Afghanistan than any other country.

  • Ahmadullah Wasiq 2021-10-29 22:08

    Taliban: Tehran meeting will serve Afghanistan interests

    TEHRAN — The Taliban have praised the Wednesday meeting of the foreign ministers of six countries neighboring Afghanistan in Tehran, saying it will be in favor of Afghanistan.

  • Shah Mahmood Qureshi 2021-10-29 22:06

    By Ali A. Jenabzadeh

    Rulers fundamentally responsible for Afghan security: Pakistan FM

    TEHRAN – In an exclusive interview with the Tehran Times on Thursday, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the current rulers in Afghanistan are first and foremost responsible for providing security for Afghan citizens.

  • Fada Hossein Maleki 2021-10-29 19:06

    Tehran Afghan summit a show of strength against U.S., MP says

    TEHRAN – A sitting MP who formerly served as Iran’s ambassador to Afghanistan has assessed the Tehran summit on the developments in Afghanistan as a show of strength by the countries in the region against the United States, saying the collective decisions made in the Tehran summit could be in the interest of the Afghan people and the region.

  • Tehran Meeting 2021-10-27 21:44

    Tehran meeting: A roadmap for prosperous Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighbors and Russia concluded the second meeting on Afghanistan, underlining the need for an inclusive government in the war-torn country that would protect the rights of all ethnoreligious groups.

  • Leader 2021-10-26 21:20

    Taliban welcomes Ayatollah Khamenei’s remarks on Shia-Sunni unity

    TEHRAN — A Taliban spokesman has issued a statement welcoming the remarks by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on the unity of Shias and Sunnis, the Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Khatibzadeh 2021-10-26 21:20

    President Raisi will inaugurate conference on Afghanistan

    Tehran summit intended to find ‘Afghan solution’ for Afghanistan

    TEHRAN — The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday that the conference on Afghanistan in Tehran on Wednesday is aimed to find solutions to the problems facing the country based on “Afghan solution”.

  • Abadan oil refinery 2021-10-26 21:13

    Taliban ready to buy oil from Iran, says ACCI chief

    TEHRAN - Afghanistan is ready to buy oil from Iran, says the chairman of Afghanistan's Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) Tawakal Ahmadyar.

  • Afghanistan 2021-10-26 21:13

    Positive signs on Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – After weeks of uncertainty and mayhem, positive signals are now coming out of Afghanistan. The Taliban has made efforts to address the concerns among some countries over the recent developments in Afghanistan.