Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran's Special Representative for Afghanistan, corrected his recent stance on calling National Resistance Front (NRF), an American project.
Qomi stated that NRF is not backed by the US. However, he accused Washington of inciting a civil war in Afghanistan.
Recently, an Iranian government-affiliated media outlet quoted Qomi as saying that the United States pushes for chaos in Afghanistan through the formation of the NRF. However, Iran’s special envoy in a presser said that he was misinterpreted.
According to the Iranian media, Qomi recently called the national resistance in Afghanistan a lie. Iran's special envoy at that time also accused America of seeking to create sectarian and ethnic clashes in Afghanistan.
After Qomi’s statement on NRF, Mohammad Reza Bahrami, former ambassador of Iran to Afghanistan, in Tehran, said that there are no signs that the National Resistance Front (NRF) is getting the support of Western countries.
According to Bahrami, who was speaking on the anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, he has not yet seen any signs amidst the approach and operations of the NRF which depicts that it is being influenced by Western countries.
Explaining his viewpoint Qomi said, "The Americans are seeking to create a stage for civil war in the name of the resistance. This issue has nothing to do with the resistance front.”
Iran's special representative for Afghanistan said that after the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic hosted a meeting between Taliban officials and resistance front officials in order to support the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
Iran's special representative for Afghanistan stated that the current Afghan crisis can be solved through political means.
Officials of the National Resistance Front have not commented on the statements of the Iranian authorities yet.
Recently, Ahmad Masoud, the leader of the National Resistance Front, said that there is no other option, but to fight the Taliban. In an interview with the Atlantic Council, Massoud said that the Taliban are not interested in dialogue.