Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the United States seeks to create rifts between Afghanistan and its neighboring countries now that its 20-year occupation of the country has failed.
Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a Sunday meeting with the visiting Taliban acting foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, in Tehran.
Muttaqi arrived in Tehran on Saturday at the head of a high-ranking delegation to hold talks with Iranian officials in a first such trip since the group seized power.
During the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian condemned the wrong policies of the United States and its allies in Afghanistan over the past 20 years, saying one of the main policies of the US in the region has been driving a wedge between Afghanistan and its neighbors.
“Afghanistan’s funds that have been blocked by the US must be released for humanitarian reasons to help improve the economic situation of the Afghan people,” the…