Iran issued a new set of warnings to the Taliban on Sunday, demanding justice for the Iranian diplomats murdered in Afghanistan this past August. Included in Iran's demands was an order for peace talks among Afghan factions.
[The] "Taliban must learn to take responsibility for its violations of international regulations or face the consequences of its actions," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi told IRNA, Iran's official news agency.
According to Asefi, compliance with Iran's warnings requires the Taliban to arrest and punish the killers of Iranian diplomats. He also reiterated the necessity of a peaceful end to internal conflict within Afghanistan.
"Iran's foreign ministry is closely following developments in Afghanistan because they have direct impact on stability and security in Iran," Asefi stated.
Tensions between Iran and Afghanistan have been mounting since the August murders. Iran currently has tens of thousands of troops on the common border it shares with Afghanistan.
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .