Iran, India to resist Taliban
Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Ali Fatollahi met with Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao in New Delhi. Two sides discussed a wide range of issues, including cooperation in regional security, expansion of bilateral relations and combat the threat of the revival of the Taliban in Afghanistan, ILNA news agency said.
"Discussion of the possibilities to resist the influence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and its supporters in Pakistan is important," an informed source said.
He said the countries agreed to continue to cooperate on Afghanistan to protect interests amid the reintegration of the Taliban movement.
"They also decided to strengthen the regional approach, which will include close cooperation with Russia to prevent the seizure of power by the Taliban. Some people fear that it might happen after the U.S. forces leave the country," the report said.
India thinks that cooperation with Iran is important in preventing to get control by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
According to the agency, Fatollahi also met with Indian foreign minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna. They discussed a wide range of bilateral issues, including energy and economic ties.