The Taliban administration’s acting foreign minister travelled to Iran to meet with his Iranian counterpart, who called for Afghan financial assets blocked since the Taliban takeover to be released for humanitarian purposes.
A spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday the visit did not constitute official Iranian recognition of neighbouring Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. But Iran’s foreign minister criticised the United States over the frozen assets.
“The assets of Afghanistan blocked by America…should be used for humanitarian purposes and improvement of the living conditions in Afghanistan,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said, according to a local news agency after his meeting with Afghan acting foreign minister Amir Khan Muttaqi.
“The fighting of the brave Afghan nation has shown that no foreign power can occupy Afghanistan and rule there,” he said.