News ID: 317293
Published: 0441 GMT October 21, 2021

Iran, Indonesia urge intl. community to care about Afghan refugees

Iran, Indonesia urge intl. community to care about Afghan refugees
TASNIM

Foreign ministers of Iran and Indonesia stressed the need for paying due attention by the international community to the situation of Afghan refugees.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian of Iran and his Indonesian counterpart Rento Marsudi discussed Tehran-Jakarta relations as well as the latest regional and international developments in a phone call on Thursday.

Referring to the current situation in Afghanistan and Iran’s active diplomacy regarding its eastern neighbor, Amir-Abdollahian condemned the recent targeted terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, underlining the Taliban’s responsibility in providing security for Afghan ethnic groups and followers of various Islamic sects.

The Iranian top diplomat underscored the significance of formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan, stressing that the international community must assume its responsibility to attend to Afghan refugees in Afghanistan’s neighbors, particularly Iran.

Daesh terrorists attacked on two Shia mosques in Kunduz and Kandahar, in Afghanistan, killing and injuring scores of worshippers in the past weeks.

in a phone call with Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Yousef bin Ahmad al-Othaimeen earlier this week, Amir-Abdollahian condemned Daesh terrorist group’s activities in Afghanistan, stressing that the attacks are made to sow sectarian discord in that country, Tasnim News agency reported.

More in his talks with his Indonesian counterpart on Thursday, the Iranian top diplomat referred to the agreements previously reached between Iran and Indonesia in New York during his recent meeting with the Indonesian foreign minister.

He added that Tehran is seeking to expand and strengthen relations with Jakarta.

He further informed his Indonesian counterpart about the latest development in the nuclear talks between Iran and other signatories of the 201 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In 2018, the United States left the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a historic nuclear accord that had been clinched between the Islamic Republic and world powers three years earlier.

Upon leaving the deal, the US also reimposed the inhumane sanctions that the agreement had lifted.

Washington’s allies in the accord—the UK, France, and Germany—have bowed under the US pressure, toeing the sanction line closely.

So far this year, six rounds of negotiations have taken place in the Austrian capital to examine the prospect of the sanctions’ removal. The talks are expected to pick up where they left in the near future.

The top Indonesian diplomat, for her part, invited his Iranian counterpart to visit Jakarta. She welcomed the idea of deepening all-out ties between Iran and Indonesia, saying the Indonesia government has issued necessary instructions to state organizations in this regard so that defined bilateral projects are finalized and put into practice at a proper pace.

   
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