Iran on Thursday dismissed the United States and Britain's allegation that Tehran was supporting Taliban in Afghanistan, the official IRNA news agency reported.
"Such allegations are so unfounded and irrational that independent officials and circles in the two states have assessed them unsubstantiated and unreal," said Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for the Asia-Pacific and the Common wealth of Independent States (CIS) Affairs Mehdi Safari.
He stressed that Iran's principled stance on Afghanistan is based on support for restoration of peace and stability in the country.
"Iran's unique role in reconstruction of Afghanistan has always been confirmed by both enemies and friends," Safari noted.
Safari said that the anti-Iran claims are raised by foreign forces in Afghanistan due to their inability in fulfilling their undertakings.
The official also said that the recent "terrorist attack by Taliban" on Iran's consulate general in southern Afghan city of Kandahar showed the group's enmity towards Iran.
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