The Iranian foreign minister levels harsh criticism at Qassem Soleimani and the IRGC's influence on Iran's foreign policy in a leaked audio file that is causing ferocious domestic backlash.
Many Lebanese say that Hizbullah, whose chief, Hassan Nasrallah, was subordinate to Soleimani, is at the root of the country's problems.
Only a broad and inclusive government can provide public services, ensure security and continue to develop Afghanistan, stakeholders to the peace process say.
'We hope that with unity and co-operation, we will be able to first pave the ground for a ceasefire and then lasting peace,' Ghani said after the two political rivals signed a power-sharing agreement.
The move shows that Tehran prefers to spend money on trying to demonstrate its military prowess rather than helping its citizens fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
Reporters Without Borders says certain regimes are taking advantage of the fact that people are stunned and that it was impossible during this crisis for countermeasures to be adopted.
The politician recently led a 10-member delegation to Pakistan to lobby for Iran's interests. His efforts failed miserably, analysts say.
The talks will aim to establish a ceasefire and set the groundwork for intra-Afghan peace talks.
No government has the right to meet with the Taliban without the presence of the Afghan government, officials say.
IRGC Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani has been touted as a mastermind by pro-Iran media, but his achievements tell another story.