Iran denies training Taliban militants

Iran denies training Taliban militants

Tehran: Iran on Wednesday denied allegations that it was training Afghanistan’s Taliban militant group.

Such “fake and undocumented” allegations are aimed to wage “a psychological war” and damage friendly relations between the Iranian and Afghan governments, the Iranian Embassy in Kabul said in a statement, according to Xinhua news agency.

Iran seeks to promote international efforts to support the Afghan government and reduce its people sufferings, the statement said.

On Monday, British daily The Times quoted unnamed Taliban and Afghan officials as saying that hundreds of Taliban militants are receiving advanced training from special forces at military academies in Iran.