Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre, talks to delegations representing Afghanistan, left, and the Taliban, right, at the Iranian foreign ministry office in Tehran on Wednesday. Photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry Office / EPA-EFE Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre, talks to delegations representing Afghanistan, left, and the Taliban, right, at the Iranian foreign ministry office in Tehran on Wednesday. Photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry Office / EPA-EFE
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre, talks to delegations representing Afghanistan, left, and the Taliban, right, at the Iranian foreign ministry office in Tehran on Wednesday. Photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry Office / EPA-EFE
Afghanistan

Iran hosts high-level peace talks between Afghanistan and Taliban as violence escalates

  • The previously unannounced meeting comes as the US completes its withdrawal from Afghanistan
  • The talks between the warring Afghan sides follow months-old discussions in Qatar that have been stalled by a diplomatic stalemate and escalating violence

Topic |   Afghanistan
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre, talks to delegations representing Afghanistan, left, and the Taliban, right, at the Iranian foreign ministry office in Tehran on Wednesday. Photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry Office / EPA-EFE Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre, talks to delegations representing Afghanistan, left, and the Taliban, right, at the Iranian foreign ministry office in Tehran on Wednesday. Photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry Office / EPA-EFE
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, centre, talks to delegations representing Afghanistan, left, and the Taliban, right, at the Iranian foreign ministry office in Tehran on Wednesday. Photo: Iranian Foreign Ministry Office / EPA-EFE
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