Wherever the US goes, they make a MESS! – Iranian ambassador on Afghanistan (E1048)
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to the Iranian ambassador to the UK, Mohsen Baharvand. He discusses why comparisons between the Taliban and Iran are not credible, talks between the Taliban militants and Iran, the Afghan refugee crisis, which has seen 3 million Afghans flee to Iran, the NATO legacy in Afghanistan and the ‘mess’ the United States has left behind, the new Iranian government’s position on negotiations to restore the Iranian nuclear deal (JCPOA), and much more!
Finally, we speak to the UN spokesperson for the UN High Commission for Refugees, Matthew Saltmarsh. He discusses what Western countries, many involved in the Afghan war, should do to aid the plight of refugees, the lack of funding for the UN mission to aid Afghan refugees, the urgency of the right to asylum being upheld, and much more!