Iran says US has no legal basis to sign agreement about Afghanistan

A man walks under Afghanistan's national flag in the early morning in Kabul, Afghanistan September 2, 2019. (File photo: Reuters)

The United States has no legal standing to sign an agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Sunday, referring to a deal signed between Washington and the extremist group on Saturday.

Iran welcomes any initiative that helps to secure stability and peace in Afghanistan, but that will only be possible through domestic talks and by taking into consideration the interest of Afghanistan’s neighbors, the ministry said in a statement.

The deal, signed in Qatar, could pave the way towards a full withdrawal of foreign soldiers from Afghanistan and represent a step toward ending the 18-year-war in the nation.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02