Mottaki: US must fill gap between talk and action
Iran Foreign Minister said on Thursday Tehran carefully observes the Americans' talks in Afghanistan however there is a distance from talk to action and no one except America itself could fill the gap, Ilna reported.
Referring to American President Barak Obama's demand for cooperating with Iran on Afghanistan, he said the initiative of holding a meeting of seven countries neighboring Afghanistan is on the agenda and if the Americans are right they should support the move and avoid creating obstacles in the way of the initiative.
In an exclusive interview with IRIB, Mottaki added the regional meeting could help security of Afghanistan which is finally the security of the whole region.
He went on to say that there have been two political fields in Afghanistan within the past nine years, the people and government on the one side and the foreign forces on the other.
On the people's affairs, the Afghan government had been determined and has done its best, Mottaki said. "But foreign forces has been interfering in the internal affairs of the country," he added.
The Iranian FM further said it was expected that America's policy would undergo changes however no new strategy has been seen from Obama within the past one and a half year of his tenure.
He said the western countries suffer among others from the problem that they think the world's conditions are the same as those of 400 years ago.