'The Taliban's offensive is in direct contradiction to their claim to support a negotiated settlement,' more than a dozen diplomatic missions said.
'They don't behead individuals anymore,' read a recent Iranian editorial on the Taliban, listing one of the reasons why the militant group is 'not the group we once knew'.
The Taliban have rejected President Ashraf Ghani's proposal to hold elections later this year -- evidence of the group's fear of the will of the Afghan people.
Social media users condemned Moscow's 'dirty tricks' in Afghanistan and questioned Russia's true motives in promoting intra-Afghan peace talks.
Peace and stability in Afghanistan 'will make the whole region just as calm and stable', say Turkmen diplomats.
The wall outside the Iranian consulate in Herat caused traffic congestion and turmoil for six long years. Tehran took down the wall only after it received an unequal bargain for land in Kabul.
About 1,300 Afghans also condemned Iranian and Russian interference in their country's peace talks with the Taliban, citing the group's recent visits to Tehran and Moscow.
The breakthrough, however, comes after a surge of violence in Afghanistan in recent weeks.
Aid will be contingent on the preservation of democracy, rule of law and human rights in the ongoing intra-Afghan peace talks.
Both sides now have resolved several disputed issues, opening the path for talks to advance, said an Afghan official close to negotiators in Doha.