Iran warns against relocation of terrorist groups to Afghanistan, Central Asia
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi warned against the relocation of terrorist groups to Afghanistan and Central Asia after their defeats in Iraq and Syria.
Sarmadi made the remarks in a meeting with Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah in Tajikistan on Friday.
“We consider the security of Afghanistan as our own security,” the Iranian diplomat underlined, saying Tehran would provide Kabul with whatever help necessary in fighting off the terrorist groups.
The Iranian official said the country would spare no effort to assist neighboring Afghanistan in ensuring security.
Abdullah voiced Afghanistan’s readiness to accelerate the implementation of a comprehensive document on Iran-afghanistan cooperation. The Afghan government’s top priorities in interaction with Iran, as stipulated in the comprehensive cooperation deal, are security, water issues and economic partnership, he added.
The two officials met on the sidelines of a two-day meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization held in Tajikistan.