Iranian FM: US, Afghanistan security pact damages stability

Iran Materials 8 May 2012 11:14 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 8 /Trend, D.Khatinoglu, T.Jafarov/

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparat said during a press conference on Tuesday that Afghanistan's security should be ensured by regional countries, not by the U.S. and NATO forces, IRINN TV reported.

Afghanistan Senate called on this country's Foreign Ministry to summon Iranian ambassador to Afghanistan because of his invitation of Senate members to oppose the U.S.-Afghanistan security pact.

Some Senate members say Iran's statement is "clear interference" in Afghanistan's internal affairs and should be stopped.

The U.S.-Afghan security pact signed earlier that could keep American forces remaining in Afghanistan until 2024.

Mehmanparast said that the U.S.-Afghan security pact has very many obscurities, without mentioning further details about that.

"Afghanistan's security is Iran's security, we have concerns about that and then we cannot differ our security from Afghanistan's establishment," he added.