Iranian VP: Stability of Afghanistan’s neighbors intertwined with country’s security

The First Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran said that the security and stability of Afghanistan’s neighbors are intertwined with the security of this country.

“Afghanistan’s neighbors have deeply rooted historical and cultural ties with this country, and from this perspective, it can be said that there is a kind of both nature and destiny between Afghanistan and its neighbors that tie security, stability and peace together in Central and South Asia.” Speaking at the second meeting of the foreign ministers of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries in Tehran on Wednesday, the first Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Mokhber said.

Mokhber continued “The people of Afghanistan have been experiencing instability, insecurity, war and bloodshed for more than four decades,” said the first vice president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“The 20-year occupation of Afghanistan by the United States has had no effect on the Afghan people other than increasing insecurity, extremism, the rise of terrorism and economic backwardness,” he added.

He further explained “The irrational policies and irresponsible, ill-considered and unilateral actions of the United States, which cost more than 2.5 billion dollars, were accompanied by a complete failure.”

The first vice president of the Islamic Republic of Iran went on to say “We must remove the obstacles to form a strong and national government in Afghanistan and help that government ensure security and fundamental reconstruction of the country.”

“Although we consider the defeat of the US military occupation as an opportunity for the people of Afghanistan and the countries of the region, it should be noted that by fleeing Afghanistan, the US has blamed the people of Afghanistan and its neighbors for two decades of inefficiency and occupation.”

Pointing out that Afghanistan is facing numerous humanitarian, security and economic crises today, the first vice president of the Islamic Republic of Iran said “Takfiri terrorism, including ISIS, is active in the region as a US proxy force and has targeted the security of its people.”

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