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Talks With Taliban Beneficial

Talks With Taliban Beneficial Talks With Taliban Beneficial

Iran’s decision to make a more concerted and open push for peace in Afghanistan through direct negotiations with the Taliban can help increase security in both countries as well as the entire region, a political analyst said. 
“The move to hold talks with the Taliban can open up great opportunities for Tehran, Kabul and countries such as Pakistan, and can certainly lead to positive security achievements for the countries surrounding Afghanistan,” Nozar Shafiei, an expert on international affairs, told the Iranian Diplomacy website in a recent interview. 
His comments came days after Iran confirmed that Taliban representatives negotiated with Iranian officials in Tehran late December with the knowledge of the Kabul government in a fresh bid to help end the 17-year conflict and restore peace to Afghanistan ahead of a possible US drawdown. 

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