NUFDI Policy Fellow Navid Mohebbi was quoted in Egypt’s Al-Ahram Weekly on the Islamic Republic’s support of the Taliban:

Navid Mohebbi, a policy fellow of the National Union for Democracy in Iran, told the Weekly that the meddling of Iran in Afghanistan talks to the “Iran doctrine” of being “sympathetic to groups and countries that are inconsistent with international norms and in conflict with the interests of Western countries as these groups can support each other in regional and international developments.

“Iran’s military doctrine in the Middle East is based on the creation and support of proxy groups to the extent that these groups effectively seize power in respective countries. Iran’s support for dozens of militia groups in Iraq, Hizbullah in Lebanon, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, as well as the Houthis in Yemen, are just a few examples that align with this doctrine,” Mohebbi added.

This article was originally printed in Egypt’s Al-Ahram Weekly.

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