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Iran hosts Afghan government, Taliban for talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif celebrated the looming US withdrawal from Afghanistan during the event.
A picture obtained by AFP from the Iranian news agency Tasnim on January 31, 2021, shows Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) meeting with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (C) of the Taliban in Tehran.

Iran hosted intra-Afghan talks on Wednesday as the date of the US military withdrawal nears.

Delegations from the Afghan government and the Taliban participated in the meeting in the Irani capital, Tehran. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif chaired the talks, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also confirmed their participation in a tweet.

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