"Iran stated that representatives of the taliban, have visited Tehran for further discussions with a view to bring about peace in Afghanistan. The taliban shall during Sunday met Iran's deputy foreign minister."
"According to a spokesman for the iranian foreign ministry has Afghanistan been informed about Ashraf Ghani meeting. The same spokesperson said that the purpose of the "
"the Information about the meeting will then iranian Supreme security council secretary Ali Shamkhani during a visit to Kabul last week told me that the calls started between Tehran and the taliban."
"Earlier in december, met with a delegation of the taliban american, saudi and pakistani representatives in Abu Dhabi. There, they negotiated a six-month long ceasefire in Afghanistan, and a future withdrawal of foreign troops in the country. Some concrete outcomes of the meeting was, however, not."
"In Washington expresses some concern that Trumps the desire to pull back the troops from Afghanistan and Syria must lead to Iran gaining regional influence."
"– Iran has increased influence in the entire region now, and if you lift away the american influence may be more likely to be instability, " says the former american general Stanley McChrystal to ABC News."