Larijani Blasts West’s Backstage Deal with Taliban

A04108396.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani condemned Western countries for deciding to engage in backdoor talks with Taliban leaders.

“The trend is such a way that we should anticipate that the Taliban leader, Mullah Omar, will attend the White House’s parties along with Western officials,” he added.

“If you could reach a compromise with terrorists so easily, why did you stage such a massacre in the region?” he asked.

He pointed to recent remarks made by a senior British military commander who has called for talks with the Taliban and establishing dictatorship in Afghanistan.

Brigadier Mark Carleton-Smith, commander of 16 Air Assault Brigade, which has just completed its second tour in Afghanistan, told The Sunday Times that people should “lower their expectations” about how the conflict in the country will end, press tv reported.

The top military commander added that the public should not expect decisive military victory in Afghanistan.

He also said Britons should prepare for a possible deal with the Taliban.

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