Muttaqi Meets Ismail Khan, Ahmad Massoud in Tehran

An Islamic Emirate delegation currently in Iran, led by acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, has met with Ahmad Massoud, leader of the Resistance Front, and Ismail Khan, the former governor of Herat province.  

“Yes, we met with Ahmad Massoud, Commander Ismail Khan and other Afghans. We assured all of them that they can come back and live an unworried life,” Muttaqi said in a video posted by Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate’s Qatar-based office.

Although the Resistance Front has not officially confirmed the meeting, Hafiz Mansoor, a member of the Resistance Front, has said the meeting was held.

Iranian media, quoting the spokesman of Iran’s foreign ministry, Saeed Khatibzada, reported that Tehran hosted the meeting, adding that the Afghan parties had good discussions.

Meanwhile, sources told TOLOnews that Abdul Qayyum Sulaimani, a nephew of Ismail Khan who was deputy ambassador to Iran, has been appointed acting ambassador to Iran by Amir Khan Muttaqi.

A delegation of the Islamic Emirate left Kabul for Tehran last Saturday to meet with the country’s officials over a range of issues.

“In this visit, political, economic, transit issues as well as (Afghan) refugees will be discussed between the two sides,” said Hafiz Zia Ahmad, deputy spokesman for the foreign minister.

Muttaqi Meets Ismail Khan, Ahmad Massoud in Tehran