English | دری

Iran to support even after Nato forces leave: Envoy

in Afghan Business

Iran to support even after Nato forces leave: Envoy

Kabul (Agencies)- Iran Ambassador to Kabul Abolfazl Zohrevand says Tehran will continue to support Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign forces from the country, Press TV reports.

“We have been helping Afghans here in different sectors and we will continue to support them after 2014 because the two countries have many things in common. So we will stand alongside the Afghan people and their government,” Zohrevand told Press TV correspondent.

He stated that Tehran will continue to support Afghans in the reconstruction and development of their country.

The Iranian diplomat further noted that the US mission in Afghanistan which was allegedly aimed at restoring peace and stability to the country has failed, describing the presence of foreign troops as the main source of instability in Afghanistan.

Zohrevand stressed that peace is possible only if the US and its allies leave Afghanistan.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still grappling with insecurity.

Foreign forces are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and to hand over responsibility for security to the Afghan government forces.

The US, however, intends to keep some forces in Afghanistan for “training and counter-terrorism operations.”

On May 2, 2012, US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement that authorizes the presence of US troops for a period of 10 years after 2014.



Related Articles

Socio-Economic Effects of Migration – Does Afghan media pay enough attention?

Afghanistan needs its young and educated people for the country’s sustainable development and a prosperous future. This was the conclusion

Kabul explosion inflicts a financial loss of $10mn

The Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has estimated the financial loss caused by yesterday’s explosion at USD 10mn.

Safi Airways transports 10,000 Hajj pilgrims from Kabul

Safi Airways operated 48 flights to transport 10,000 Hajj pilgrims from Kabul to Mecca as part of its first phase

No comments

Write a comment
No Comments Yet! You can be first to comment this post!

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*