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News ID: 5799
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 13:21 - 21 December 2014
Tehran, YJC. Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, Iranian envoy to the United Nations has said that the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan and the terrorist attacks have led to a criminal circle which does the most harm to civilians.

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly and addressing the situation in Afghanistan, Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, Iran’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, reiterated the importance of maintaining security in Afghanistan and maintained that Iran’s policy toward this country has always been in line with supporting ‘peace, stability, security and socio-economic development for the government and nation of Afghanistan.

While it has been expressing grave concern over the continuation and rise of violence in Afghanistan, "the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns all sorts of violence on innocent people and Afghanistan’s infrastructures as carried out by Taliban, al-Qaeda, and the other extremist groups which act the vicious crimes these days.”

"Unfortunately though, foreign troops remaining in the country’s land and the terrorist attacks over the past few years have created a vicious circle of which the terrible consequences have afflicted the Afghan civilians,” he said, asserting that the terrorist and extremist groups are currently using the presence of foreign troops as a pretext to carry out their attacks on Afghanistan’s human and financial resources.

Dehghani urged the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan as soon as possible and added, "Iran condemns any cooperation with these terrorist groups which would aggravate them in conducting such heinous acts.”

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