Unable to provide for its own citizens, the Iranian regime is likely to increase abuse of Afghans living in the country, observers warn.
Statements from Russian officials that aim to cause instability in Afghanistan are 'extremely disturbing', according to one member of parliament from Balkh Province.
Taliban announced plans to capture six provinces -- Badakhshan, Kunduz, Sar-e-Pul, Faryab, Helmand and Farah -- in 2017, but failed to capture one.
The talks, which came at the end of a three-day visit by UN Security Council representatives, focused on political, socio-economic, human rights and security issues in Afghanistan.
'It is our Islamic as well as our Afghan duty to support these forces against terrorists,' one elder said at a recent gathering in Kandahar.
Peaceful demonstrations are a civil right and a pillar of democracy, Afghan lawmakers say, urging the Iranian regime not to continue its bloody crackdown.