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Tehran denies Taliban leaders' passing through Iran

Politics Materials 23 May 2016 12:06
Iran has denied that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has passed through Iranian borders to Pakistan, according to the country's foreign ministry's spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari
Tehran denies Taliban leaders' passing through Iran

Tehran, Iran, May 23

By Mehdi Sepahvand, Emil Ilgar - Trend:

Iran has denied that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has passed through Iranian borders to Pakistan, according to the country's foreign ministry's spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari.

Ansari made the remarks at a press conference in Tehran on May 23, Trend's correspondent reported from the event.

The mentioned Taliban leader was killed in a US strike in Pakistan, according to Pakistani sources.

Pakistani security officials told AFP news agency they recovered two bodies charred beyond recognition.

The man, who is suspected of being Mansoor, was said to be returning from Iran and was using a Pakistani passport with the name Muhammad Wali.

Ansari refused to comment if Iran helped to locate Mansoor, but said that Iran supports any action that helps the region's stability.

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