Taliban: We don’t want our relationship with Iran to be ruined
WANA (May 30) – Deputy Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Taliban Government:
- “We do not want our relations with our neighboring countries to be damaged.”
- “We request that all neighboring countries, including Iran, resolve these issues through diplomatic channels.”
- “The current situation is normal. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has never agreed with the expansion of tensions.”
TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN
The Taliban is an Islamic fundamentalist militant group that emerged in Afghanistan in the early 1990s. They gained control of Afghanistan in 1996 and ruled the country until they were ousted by US-led forces in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
Since their ouster, the Taliban has continued to carry out attacks and engage in insurgent activity in Afghanistan. They have been fighting against the US-backed Afghan government and NATO forces, as well as other militant groups such as ISIS.
In recent years, the Taliban has made significant gains in Afghanistan, particularly as the US has started to withdraw its troops. In August 2021, the Taliban took control of Kabul and declared themselves the rulers of Afghanistan. This has led to significant concern among Afghans and the international community about the future of Afghanistan and the potential for increased violence and instability.
The Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan in the 1990s was marked by a strict interpretation of Islamic law, human rights abuses, and a lack of basic freedoms for women and minorities. It remains to be seen how the Taliban will govern Afghanistan this time around, but there are concerns about human rights and the potential for a return to the repressive policies of the past.