Taliban leader Baradar visits Iran


Taliban deputy leader Mullah Abdul Gani Baradar has visited Iran to discuss the latest situation in Afghanistan. He is leading a delegation on Tuesday.

A Taliban spokesman was quoted as saying by Afghan media outlet Tolo News.

Mohammad Naeem, a Taliban spokesman, said the delegation, led by Baradar, would discuss with Iranian officials the two countries’ relations, the Afghan refugee situation and the ongoing political and security situation in Afghanistan. However, the spokesperson did not give any details about the visit.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is visiting four countries, including Iran, amid tensions in Afghanistan.

He will begin his tour on Wednesday. He will then visit Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in phases. Then he will go to Iran. This visit of his is of special significance.

A statement from Pakistan’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said the foreign minister would exchange views with high-ranking officials on the current important issues. He will also exchange views on Afghanistan and regional bilateral relations.


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