Iran slams Panjshir ‘fratricide’, urges inclusive Afghan government

Iran’s permanent representative to the UN has censured the recent attack against Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley as an “unjustifiable and condemnable fratricide” that runs counter to the position of the international community.

“The recent unjustifiable attack and condemnable fratricide in Panjshir is in contradiction with the united position of the international community, according to which any government that comes to power in Afghanistan by force will not be recognized,” Majid Takht-Ravanchi said on Thursday during a United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Afghanistan.

Takht-Ravanchi said the path to stability, lasting peace and sustainable development in Afghanistan passes through intra-Afghan negotiations with the active participation of representatives of all ethnic, linguistic and religious groups, with the aim of finding a fair and lasting solution to the crisis and achieving national reconciliation.

He underscored the need for the formation of an all-inclusive government through a free and fair election, via the participation of women both as voters and as candidates.


Source: Press TV