Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the ambassador and special representative of Iran to Afghanistan, met with Markus Potzel, the Deputy UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan.
Qomi said on X that they discussed the development of joint diplomacy between regional countries for the purpose of solving Afghanistan's crisis.
Iran's ambassador and special representative in the meeting with Potzel described the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Emirate as one of the obstacles in the fight against terrorism and narcotics in Afghanistan.
“The need to hold trans-regional actors accountable, especially the United States, who are responsible for the current situation in Afghanistan -- I also expressed my doubts about any constructive participation of trans-regional actors in international initiatives. To effectively combat terrorism and counter narcotics, the imposed sanctions are one of the serious obstacles and problems that the United Nations is expected to adhere to its mandate for peace and provide effective measures and arrangements to resolve it,” Qomi said on X.
“In this meeting, they emphasized the strengthening of a joint and multilateral diplomacy focused on countries in the region to get Afghanistan out of crisis," said Abbas Badri Far, press officer of Iran’s embassy in Afghanistan.
On the other hand, some political analysts believe that regional countries can be effective in resolving the current crisis in the country.
"The countries in the region have a policy of weakening Afghanistan, on the one hand, they want Afghanistan not to be built so that it poses no danger to them, and on the other hand they want us to get out of the current situation," said Shaker Hayat, a political analyst.
“The Afghan government should also try to accept those demands of the world that do not conflict with religious goals,” said Hameedullah Hotak, a political analyst.
This comes as the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and Iran repeatedly expressed their concerns about the existence of terrorist groups in Afghanistan over the past two years and repeatedly called on the acting government to submit to demands for an inclusive government.