Afghanistan’s embassy to act within limits of 1961 Vienna convention: Khatibzadeh

Afghanistan’s embassy to act within limits of 1961 Vienna convention: Khatibzadeh

Foreign Ministry spokesman has reacted to certain reports about future diplomatic activities of Afghanistan’s embassy in Tehran, specifying that the mission will only act within the constraints of the 1961 Vienna convention.

According to Press TV, speaking to reporters on Sunday, Saeed Khatibzadeh responded to reports carried by certain media outlets claiming that the Iranian government is planning to hand over the Afghan embassy in Tehran to the Taliban.

“The diplomatic activities of the Afghan embassy in Tehran, like all foreign embassies, are within the framework of the principles and rules defined by the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and no outside developments are possible,” Khatibzadeh said.

A day earlier, the Taliban foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, arrived in Tehran while heading a high-ranking delegation to hold talks with Iranian officials in a first such trip since the group seized power.

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