This content was released on October 27, 2021 – 1:15 pm
Iran on Wednesday called on the Taliban in power in Kabul to “adopt a friendly approach with its neighbors” at a meeting of diplomatic leaders of the six countries bordering Afghanistan and Russia in Tehran.
“The Taliban need to take a friendly approach with their neighbors and ensure that there is no threat against them from Afghanistan,” Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdollah said.
Diplomatic leaders from Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are in the Iranian capital, while their Russian and Chinese counterparts are participating in the meeting via video conference, the second time since the Taliban came to power in mid-August.
“If the economic crisis in Afghanistan is not resolved soon enough to control and manage it, it will certainly cross borders and affect its neighbors and the world,” Iranian Vice President Mohamed Mokbar warned.