Iranian FM Criticizes US for Its Wrong Policies that Led to Insecurity in Afghanistan

Iranian FM Criticizes US for Its Wrong Policies that Led to Insecurity in Afghanistan

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amirabdollahian highlighted the West’s responsibility for the situation in Afghanistan during a quadrilateral meeting with China, Russia, and Pakistan in Uzbekistan's Samarkand.

On the sidelines of the meeting of Afghanistan's neighbors, he emphasized the importance of joint regional cooperation between the four countries and stated that Afghanistan's neighbors are more concerned about its future than any other actor.

Amirabdollahian expressed concern about terrorism and extremism and criticized the United States for its wrong policies that have led to the development of terrorism and insecurity in Afghanistan.

He called for more regional cooperation and solutions instead of intervention from the West, especially the US. The Iranian minister also highlighted the responsibility of the US and its allies for the situation in Afghanistan.

Regarding the economic situation in the neighboring country, Amirabdollahian emphasized the need for managing it and stated that economic pressures have led to an increase in the migration of refugees. He also mentioned that some insecurities have arisen towards neighboring countries due to these migrations.

The Iranian minister called for regional and international cooperation with a focus on the interim ruling body of Afghanistan to address these issues.

Amirabdollahian further addressed the problem of narcotics in Afghanistan and stated that it had multiplied many times during the 20 years of American occupation.

He also expressed concern about the educational deprivation of women and girls in Afghanistan and offered Iran's assistance in providing education to Afghan girls and women with the help of the United Nations.

The Iranian minister undelined the importance of encouraging the temporary governing body to fulfill its promise to form an inclusive government with the participation of all Afghan ethnic groups. In conclusion, he called for an end to tensions in the common borders with Afghanistan's neighbors.

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