Iran Security Official Urges 'cooperation' With Taliban
Sumaira FH 6 days ago Mon 14th January 2019 | 07:53 PM
Iran should "cooperate" with Taliban against the Daesh terrorist group, Chairman of Iran's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hashmatullah Falahat Pishe said on Monday
Speaking to the Iranian Workers news Agency (ILNA), Pishe stressed that this sought-for cooperation "isn't tantamount to recognition or friendship", asserting that a degree of coordination with the militant group "could lead to a resolution".
Pishe also blamed the U.S. for the emergence of Daesh in Afghanistan.
"Under such circumstances, we believe we should cooperate with the Taliban against Daesh's emerging influence [in Afghanistan]," he said, "which is why Iran has voiced support for talks [with the Taliban]."Pishe stressed that Iran's foreign policy was aimed primarily at promoting regional peace and stability.