Afghan Taliban Delegation in Iran for Talks


A delegation from the Afghan Taliban's Qatar-based political office is in Tehran for talks, Iranian media reported Tuesday.

The visitors, headed by Tayyab Agha, head of the political bureau, met Iranian security officials and discussed regional issues, "particularly developments in the Islamic world," Tasnim news agency said.

It is the third time the Taliban has sent officials to Iran for such talks, said the report, which was also cited by IRNA, Iran's official news agency, noting the issue of Afghan refugees was also considered.

Iran is home to an estimated 2.5 million Afghan refugees, many of whom have no official papers after fleeing conflict in their home country.

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