The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced Hassan Kazemi Qomi as the country’s new ambassador to Afghanistan once his predecessor, Bahador Aminian, has finished his mandate, who would have issued harsh criticism of the Taliban regime, which appeared in a leak of classified information published by a group of ‘hackers’.
Aminian will return to Iran at the end of his three-year term, as announced by the Iranian Embassy on its Twitter account through a message picked up by the Afghan chain Ariana.
Tehran ended up confirming on Saturday night the appointment of Kazemi Qomi, former envoy of the Iranian Presidency to Afghanistan, according to a statement collected by the official Iranian news agency IRNA.
The Afghan chain Amu TV recalls that Aminian has been immersed in a controversy with the Taliban regime after a series of classified documents released by the hacker group Black Reward revealed some diplomatic cables in which the ambassador accused the fundamentalist movement of being a “disgrace” for Islam.
“They are a disaster and a disgrace for Afghanistan and for all Muslims. They are a sad tragedy for the Shiites and a true nightmare for women, but we have no choice but to support them,” according to the cables collected by the group.
Aminian even went so far as to compare the Taliban to the Mongol Empire. “They came to our country, but we managed to turn them into Muslims and Shiites. Maybe we can do the same here,” he added. The Iranian Embassy repudiated this leak, which he described as a falsehood.