TEHRAN, Jun. 17 (Press Shia) – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi welcomed the Afghan government decision to extend truce after Eid al-Fitr holidays in the war-ravaged country.
Bhram Ghasemi, the Spokesman of Iranian Foreign Ministry voiced his content with reciprocal commitment of Afghanistan’s government and Taliban terrorist group to the temporary ceasefire of Eid al-Fitr and welcomed the extension of the truce by the government of Afghanistan.
The Iranian diplomat voiced hope to see both sides continue and preserve respecting the truce.
Also, Mr. Ghasemi expressed hope that the extension of the truce pave the way for starting a new chapter of constructive and modern procedure advocating dialogue for peace and establishing stability and serenity in Afghanistan.
Earlier on June 8, Afghanistan’s President Ghani offered temporary ceasefire with the Taliban on the occasion of the Islamic feast of Fitr, the holiday which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Afterward, the Afghan Taliban followed the Afghanistan government’s lead announcing a three-day cease-fire over the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Nangarhar on Saturday as mostly Taliban fighters gathered to celebrate a three-day ceasefire marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, killing at least 26 people. The attack left another 41 wounded.
Expressing sympathy over the tragic incident, Iran’s Ghasemi said, early on Sunday, the ill-wishers of the Afghan nation, who consider peace, reconciliation and cease-fire between the government and the Taliban group contrary to their interests, did not tolerate a ceasefire and unity in the country and demonstrated with another crime that their survival and persistence lie in committing crimes and sowing discord.
The ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement from Amaq News Agency, the terrorist group’s media wing.