Iran urges end to violence as Afghanistan clashes intensify

Iran says it supports Afghan peace talks aimed at ending the violence in Afghanistan, amid an unprecedented spike in violence in the eastern neighboring country.

“Iran supports an end to the violence in Afghanistan and a solution to the crisis through dialogue,” Seyyed Rasoul Mousavi, head of the West Asia Department at Iran’s Foreign Ministry, said.

Mousavi made the remarks during a Kabul meeting with Abdullah Abdullah, head of Kabul’s High Council for National Reconciliation.

“The Iranian people and government want an end to the long war in Afghanistan,” he reiterated.

Abdullah, for his part, thanked Iran’s support for the peace process in Afghanistan and underscored the importance of cooperation between regional countries to establish peace and stability in Afghanistan.