Iran denies accusations of aiding Taliban in Afghanistan

5/21/2018 3:09:00 PM

Tehran (KNA) - Tehran has dismissed accusations that it has been helping a Taliban push in an Afghan province bordering Iran, saying the claim is instigated by US commanders who try to divert public opinion from the real cause of the flare-up in violence.

Fighting has continued in Farah Province on the border with Iran where the insurgents came close to overrunning the provincial capital, prompting its police chief to echo US claims that Iran was supporting the Taliban.

“The Taliban's attack on Afghan cities and their recapture by government forces is not a new thing and is not related to good relations between the two neighboring countries,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in Tehran Monday.


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