News ID: 303011
Published: 0606 GMT May 12, 2021

Rouhani: Terrorist attacks aim at weakening Afghanistan’s stance in peace talks

Rouhani: Terrorist attacks aim at weakening Afghanistan’s stance in peace talks

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that continuation of terrorist groups' attacks against defenseless people in Afghanistan and its security forces had no purpose but putting Kabul in a weak position regarding the peace talks in Afghanistan.

President Rouhani made the remarks in a phone call with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday, sympathizing with the people and government of Afghanistan on Saturday’s terrorist attack in western Kabul that targeted a girls’ school killing scores of innocent pupils, IRNA reported.

Emphasizing on the importance of Afghanistan’s security, President Rouhani said Iran’s principled policy is to support Afghanistan’s peace process based on the opinion of the both people and government of the war-torn country. 

Stressing that Iran considers security in Afghanistan as its own security, President Rouhani voiced Tehran’s readiness to help restore peace and tranquility in its eastern neighboring state.

Iran has repeatedly announced its support for the intra-Afghan dialogue for peace in the war-torn country, reiterating that security and stability in Afghanistan has a high priority for Iran.

President Rouhani noted that the United States does not care about the concerns of the Afghan government or its people, and in its policies towards the Taliban, Washington only seeks to solve its own problems.

Stressing the need for more active role of the United Nations in the Afghan peace process to prevent interference of the big powers and imposing their unilateral policies on the government and people of Afghanistan or other regional countries, President Rouhani said that Iran is ready to cooperate in regional consensus under UN initiatives for any help to the intra-Afghan dialogue.

President Ghani, in return, thanked the government and people of Iran for sympathizing with the people of Afghanistan and condemning Saturday’s tragic terrorist attack calling it an evil act that was carried out by terrorist groups and left more than 85 martyrs and 200 people injured.

He termed Iran as a friendly and neighboring country of Afghanistan, which has always stood by the government and people of Afghanistan in all conditions to establish peace and security.

He also emphasized on development of fraternal relations between the two capitals.

Resource: IRNA
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