At an emergency, United Nations Security Council meeting set for Monday, France, and Britain will submit a resolution on Afghanistan proposing a safe zone in Kabul to try and protect people trying to leave the country.
The Taliban have issued a statement saying they have instructed their fighters to “stay at the gates of Kabul and not enter the city.
The Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan’s Jalalabad without a fight, according to officials and a resident, effectively leaving the capital, Kabul, as the last major urban area under government control, Al Jazeera reported.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has expressed concerns over the rapid escalation of the war in neighboring Afghanistan as the Taliban took over the province of Herat where Iranian diplomats still work in the Iranian consulate.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday met with Jean Arnault, Special Representative of the UN secretary general for Afghanistan, who led a delegation to Tehran to exchange views with Iranian Foreign Ministry officials about the intensifying war between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
Zohreh Elahian, Alireza Zakani, and Mohammad Reza Ahmadi are among the MPs who have reacted to a massive terrorist attack at a high school for girls in Kabul, which left many casualties, including 68 dead and 165 injured.
The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kabul informed that a rocket landed in the precinct of the embassy on Saturday morning.
Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said on Monday that Tehran and Kabul will explore ways to boost cooperation in the energy and transportation sectors in the upcoming joint economic commission meeting.
Iranian Ambassador to Kabul Bahador Aminian says Iran’s Energy Ministry has vast and targeted plans in Afghanistan regarding the importance of electricity and infrastructures for transfer of electricity, and it will soon announce good news.
At least 30 people have been killed and hundreds of houses destroyed as flash floods caused by torrential rains lashed a city north of the Afghan capital Kabul.