Iran said on Monday that Pakistan’s interference in the Panjshir attack was being investigated. He also said that direct or indirect intervention would only defeat the attackers. A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that a political solution to Panjshir should be found. The Taliban’s occupation of this province of Afghanistan is not acceptable under international and humanitarian law.
Tehran has condemned last night’s attacks in the Panjshir Valley. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, “Pakistan’s interference in the Panjshir attacks is under investigation. Iran considers intra-Afghan talks the only solution to the Afghanistan problem. Saeed Khatibzadeh warned Imran Kahn’s government that all obligations under international law must be complied with. Iran is closely monitoring developments in Afghanistan.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the group would not allow any country, including Pakistan, to interfere in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, according to Afghanistan’s ‘Khama News’. The Mujahid also said, “The entire Panjshir has come under the control of Taliban fighters. With this victory, our country has come out of the war. We assure you that there will be no discrimination against the people of Panjshir. They are our brothers.’ The Taliban spokesman also claimed that NRFA chief Ahmed Masood and former Vice President Amrullah Saleh had fled to neighboring Tajikistan.
Masood declares himself safe
Ali Maisam Najri, the head of foreign affairs of the NRFA, which is fighting the Taliban in Panjshir, said, “The Taliban’s claim of victory is false and the NIFA forces are continuing to fight,” news agency Reuters reported. Whereas Ahmed Masood told in a Twitter message that he is safe. He has also called on the people of Afghanistan to launch a nationwide insurgency against the Taliban.