Iran said direct or indirect intervention would only defeat attackers. Panjshir must be resolved politically. Taliban's occupation of Panjshir is not acceptable under international and humanitarian law.
Tehran: Iran said on Monday that Pakistan's support of the Taliban assault on rival Afghan factions of the Northern Alliance in the Panjshir province of Afghanistan was being investigated.
Iran also said that direct or indirect intervention would only defeat the attackers. A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said, "Panjshir must be resolved politically." The Taliban's occupation of this province of Afghanistan is not acceptable under international and humanitarian law.
Iran has condemned the Pakistan-supported Taliban attacks in the Panjshir Valley.
"Pakistan's support of the Taliban assault on Panjshir attacks is under investigation. Iran considers intra-Afghan talks the only solution to the Afghanistan problem," Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.
Saeed Khatibzadeh warned Imran Khan's Pakistan government that all obligations under international law must be complied with. Iran is closely monitoring developments in Afghanistan.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the group would not allow any country, including Pakistan, to interfere in Afghanistan's internal affairs, according to Afghanistan's 'Khama News'.
"The entire Panjshir has come under the control of Taliban fighters. With this victory our country has come out of the war. We assure that there will be no discrimination against the people of Panjshir. They are our brothers," Mujahid added.
The Taliban spokesman also claimed that NRFA chief Ahmed Masood and former Vice President Amrullah Saleh had fled to neighboring Tajikistan.
Ahmed Massoud declares himself safe
Ali Maisam Najri, the head of foreign affairs of the NRFA, which fought the Taliban in Panjshir, said, "The claim of Taliban victory is false and the NIFA forces are fighting."
Ahmed Massoud said in a Twitter message that he is safe. He has also called on the people of Afghanistan to launch a nationwide insurgency against the Taliban.