Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast stated that Tehran will continue to provide financial assistance to Kabul, the MEHR news agency reported.
Earlier the New York Times newspaper reported that Afghan Presidential Administration Head Umar Daudzai confirmed receipt of a large amount of financial resources from Iran.
Although Iran's Ambassador to Afghanistan Feda Hussein Maliki refuted the paper's claims, President Hamid Karzai said Iran provides a 500-600 million euros of cash assistance to Afghanistan once or sometimes twice a year. Karzai made this statement during the news conference in Tajikistan on Oct. 25. He stated that the funds are provided on the legal basis and within the framework of the Iran-Afghanistan cooperation.
Mehmanparast said Iran has allocated funds to Afghanistan for stability in this country and will continue its assistance.
White House spokesman Philippe Crowley said the goals of Iran's financial assistance to Afghanistan are still doubtful.
The United States accused Iran of undermining the stability in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iran has rejected these claims.