Tehran, YJC. -- Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Araqchi welcomes direct peace talks between leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan as Afghan President Hamid Karzai is on an official visit to Islamabad.
"We have always supported bilateral and multilateral negotiations among regional countries to resolve current problems and achieve peace and stability in the region,” Araqchi said on Monday.
"As we have repeatedly announced and [as] experience has shown, we believe that any plan and roadmap imposed from outside the region will not only fail to provide the interests of regional countries but will also endanger regional peace and stability by further complicating the situation,” the Iranian spokesperson stated.
He added that issues of Pakistan and Afghanistan, as two immediate neighboring countries of Iran, have always been a matter of concern for the Islamic Republic.
Araqchi expressed Tehran’s readiness to help the two friendly neighboring countries settle their problems, serve public interests and promote peace and stability in the region.