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Taliban delegation arrives in Tehran to discuss Afghan peace deal

September 18, 2019 at 1:29 am

Members of the Taliban political bureau [Getty]

A political delegation from Afghanistan’s Taliban arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran after a visit to Russia to hold peace talks, Iran’s Foreign Ministry announced yesterday.

According to Arabi21, the spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi told the Iranian news agency Tasnim that members of the Taliban’s political bureau who are based in Qatar met with Iranian officials to discuss the Afghan peace talks.

This is the second such visit that the officials have made since US President Donald Trump cancelled his meetings with them.

Sources reported Mousavi saying that the delegation visited Tehran to discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan with Iranian officials, without giving more details.

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