Afghan government: Iran act as Taliban’s spokesperson

Shah Hussein Mortazavi, one of the Afghanistan’s spokesperson, criticized authorities in Iran’s foreign ministry of their huge support of Taliban.

Mortazavi said on Thursday that Iranian authorities became “Taliban’s spokesperson.” He especially blamed Mohamad Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister for Tehran’s interventionist approach in Afghanistan.

“If Iran believes in dialogue to solve problems, why don’t they use the same method to solve their own local problems?” said Mortazavi in a Facebook post.

Zarif has previously mentioned in a televised interview that it would be impossible to imagine the future of Afghanistan without Taliban’s role.

 A delegation of Afghanistan’s Taliban was on Tehran last month, negotiating with Iranian officials.

 Tehran is preparing to fill the vacuum further in the Middle East as US is preparing to leave Syria and reduce its forces in Afghanistan.