Iran rejects Taliban’s claim of receiving Tehran’s support

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, in reaction to the remarks made by Taliban spokesperson Zabihollah Mojahed that the Islamic Republic has lend support to this terrorist group, said “The Islamic Republic of Iran has always had a leading role among all other regional countries in fighting terrorist groups, and has paid heavy financial and spiritual prices on this path.”

Ghasemi went on to describe the remarks by the Taliban spokesperson a premeditated move ordered by terrorist sponsors in a bid to confuse public opinion and spread anti-Iranian sentiments, and stressed that the claim of Iran’s support for this group is ‘a blatant lie, irrelevant and false’.

He further maintained that the claim is a ‘desperate attempt’ for distracting the world from the atrocities committed by Saudi Arabia against the innocent people of Yemen.