Iran's Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said despite the presence of NATO forces in Afghanistan, the country was still suffering from security problems with terrorist attacks never showing any decline, IRNA reported.
He told reporters on Wednesday that Afghanistan has been suffering from instable and chaotic conditions for three decades.
The foreign minister, who is in Istanbul to take part in a conference on Afghanistan, further noted that ten years have passed since the arrival of NATO forces in Afghanistan with the excuse of fighting terrorism there while the world is witnessing now that the situation has not only failed to improve but the killing of defenseless people and other security problems still linger over there.
Salehi stressed that the NATO never tried to train Afghan forces to establish and maintain security themselves.
He said because of this fact Afghanistan's neighboring countries including Iran and Pakistan have tried to take measures to help establish peace and stability there.
Salehi referred to hosting of a summit meeting among the three countries in Tehran as the first practical step taken to this end and said while the second meeting was held in Kabul, the third is planned to happen in Pakistan.