Afghan Taliban arrived in Tehran, started negotiations- foreign ministry

Monday, 2018-12-31 15:32:30
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Taliban representatives at the second Moscow round of Afghanistan peace talks held in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on Nov. 9 2018. (Photo: TASS)
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Taliban representatives from Afghanistan arrived in Tehran on December 30 and started peace negotiations with Iran, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said.

The talks are designed to set parameters for negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

"A Taliban delegation was in Tehran yesterday. They had comprehensive negotiations with the Iranian deputy foreign minister," Bahram Qasemi said in a news conference broadcast live on state television on December 31.