Ban on University Education Contradicts Islamic Teachings, Says Iranian FM

Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that the ban imposed by the Taliban on university education for women contradicts Islamic teachings.

The Foreign Affairs Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran expressed this issue on Tuesday, at the meeting of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Council of foreign ministers.

In this meeting, Amir-Abdollahian emphasized on the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.

According to Iranian foreign minister, the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan will not only facilitate the provision of aid to Afghanistan and rebuilding the country, but will also reduce terrorist threats, as well as refugees and drug trafficking issues.

Iran’s foreign minister’s statement on the ban on university education for women in Afghanistan coincides with the International Day of Education 2023.