Following reports that the Afghan embassy's leadership had changed in Tehran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry confirmed the change of diplomats, but said that this does not mean a change in the embassy's legal status in Iran.
The spokesperson for the Iranian foreign ministry, Nasser Kanani, said during a press conference that Tehran's interactions with the current Afghan government has not changed.
"The end of a diplomat's mission and the handover of the embassy's affairs to another diplomat from the same embassy does not mean a change in the embassy's legal status, and there has been no change in the Islamic Republic of Iran's positions on how to interact with the current government of Afghanistan," Kanani said.
"It's possible that other nations' embassies will accept Taliban diplomats if the Taliban could accept the world's conditions regarding human rights, women's right to education, and the presence of women in society," said Aziz Marij, a former diplomat.
According to some political analysts, the decision of the Afghan embassy in Iran to accept current government diplomats is crucial to the bilateral relations between the two countries.
"Both Iran and Kabul understand that a new power is rising in the region, a progressive, informed, and democratic power is emerging, and this is a major threat for them," said Wahid Faqiri, a political analyst.
"We are hopeful that other neighboring nations would also take such actions so that the political engagement between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and the international community perceive progress from its neighbors and get closer,” said Ahmad Khan Andar, another political analyst.
"Providing such relations and humanitarian aid is for the benefit of our people and our country, and it is also from a political point of view, efforts for the recognition of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” said Najibullah Shamal, another political analyst.
Although no country has as of yet recognized the Islamic Emirate, a number of countries, including Turkey, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Qatar, and many others, have active political representatives in Afghanistan.
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