Baku, Azerbaijan, May 19
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
A political delegation from Afghanistan's Taliban group has traveled to Iran to hold talks with the Islamic Republic security officials.
The delegation headed by Tayyab Agha, who is in charge of the Taliban's political bureau in Qatar arrived in Tehran on May 18, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported.
The Taliban delegation has discussed regional issues in particular the recent developments in the Islamic world as well as the situation of Afghani migrants with the Islamic Republic's security officials. No further details were published about the meetings.
Earlier similar political delegation from Taliban visited Iran twice in the past to hold talks with Iran's security officials and participating in an international conference, according to the report.
The Taliban emerged in the early 1990s in northern Pakistan following the withdrawal of former Soviet Union troops from Afghanistan. They were in power in Afghanistan from the mid-1990s until 2001.
The hard-liner group has in recent years carried out numerous high-profile attacks on Kabul.
Taliban had announced earlier that it has established the political bureau in Qatar to stay in touch with the other countries.
Members of the Taliban's Qatar bureau have also visited China, Australia, Germany and Japan in the past.
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