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Iran: President Raisi says US 'defeat' in Afghanistan a chance for lasting peace

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi on Monday described the capture of Kabul in Afghanistan by the Taliban as a "defeat" for the United States and an opportunity for "lasting peace”.

The statement is the first public comment by the newly elected Raisi on the Taliban's seizure of power in Afghanistan on Sunday, after a 10-day offensive against the US-backed government of Ashraf Ghani.

The ultraconservative president said the developments should pave the way for a durable peace in the neighbouring country.

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