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India to Attend 6-Nation Moscow Huddle on Feb. 15

India to Attend 6-Nation Moscow Huddle on Feb. 15

KABUL - As regional actors step up efforts to jump-start the peace process in Afghanistan India has confirmed participation in next week’s meeting in Moscow.
With the Trump administration yet to outline its Afghan policy, the six-nation meeting will be attended by representatives from Russia, China, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.
Ahead of the February 15, top US general John Nicholson accused Russia and Iran of trying to scuttle its mission in the war-devastated country. The US and have not been invited to the huddle.
A spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi told reporters on Friday: “We are happy to accept the invitation of Russia for consultations to be held in Moscow on Afghanistan.
The Hindu quoted Vikas Swarup as saying: “We look forward to the valuable opportunity to discuss with other regional countries all aspects of the situation in Afghanistan,”
On Thursday, US commander Gen. Nicholson told the Senate Armed Services Committee Russia and Iran were aiding the Taliban. He alleged Iran was directly involved in providing support to the militants. (Pajhwok)