BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The Iranian Embassy in Afghanistan issued a statement on Wednesday that denied the allegations of Tehran training the Taliban, state-owned IRNA reported.
“Terrorism and extremism are joint threats to all the countries if the region; collective attempts to fight such a phenomenon is an undeniable necessity,” the statement read.
Furthermore, the Iranian Embassy accused those nations making these claims of “psychological warfare” against Tehran.
The Iranian Embassy asked why the countries responsible for fighting terrorism in Afghanistan have not been successful.
These allegations of Iran training Taliban militants was first reported by The Times on July 2nd.
According to The Times report, “Hundreds of Taliban fighters are receiving advanced training from special forces at military academies in Iran.”
Iran borders Afghanistan from the east and currently maintains diplomatic ties with the government in Kabul.