Iran officially responds over stalled Afghanistan peace process

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Iran officially responds over stalled Afghanistan peace process

TEHRAN - Iranian Ambassador at the United Nations officially responds over stalled Afghanistan peace process after Taliban and United States officials deadlock.

Iran’s Permanent Representative at the UN, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, in an address to the United Nations Security Council meeting on Tuesday said any peace process for Afghanistan should be UN-facilitated, Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.

He said the Afghan government should have a central role in all peace efforts and any peace agreement should be concluded with its participation.

“We call on the regional and international players to support such a peace process and allow the future of Afghanistan to be determined exclusively by the Afghans themselves,” Mr. Takht-Ravanchi said as quoted by Iran’s Mehr news agency.

“No country has the right to decide for the future of Afghanistan and any peace negotiation in the absence of Afghanistan government and political factions of the country or in a unilateral, exclusive and nontransparent manner is doomed to fail,” he stressed.

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