Transregional countries’ military approach cause problems - Iranian FM
"Iran supports the national unity government of Afghanistan, believing that the cause for a part of the problems with which Afghanistan is entangled today is the military approach of some transregional countries, as well as ignoring the civil concerns in Afghanistan," said the Iranian diplomat in London Conference on Afghanistan, IRNA reported.
Further stressing Iran's support for the national unity government of Afghanistan, Rahimpour wished success for the Afghan government in boosting security, peacemaking, and comprehensive development of that country, as well as opening a new page in Kabul's relations with its neighbors and the international society.
Voicing Iran's support for stability and strength of the Afghan government, he referred to terrorism, underdevelopment, lack of appropriate infrastructures, deficient education system, underdeveloped information technology, limited investments, lack of financial assets, and migration of many Afghans to the neighboring countries as major challenges that neither Afghanistan, nor its neighbors can resolve all alone.
The deputy foreign minister said that Iran is opposed to classification of terrorist groups into good, bad and moderate categories, arguing that those who do so either intentionally or unintentionally contribute to the expansion of dimensions of terrorism and share the sin of committing those crimes.
"It is due to those wrong policies that terrorism has spread more than anywhere else in the Middle East and we are today witnesses to the intensification of the terrorist groups' activities throughout that region and the world," he added.
Rahimpour said that the greater worry is the spread of terrorism from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to the other regions due to the continuation of those wrong policies.
London Conference on Afghanistan officially opened in the presence high-ranking Afghan and British officials, as well as some top politicians of other countries.
Among the politicians that have thus far given lectures in this conference there are the British Prime Minister David Cameron, Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond, the US Secretary of State John Kerry, and the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Officials from more than 60 countries and over 20 international organizations have been invited to attend the event, according to the conference secretariat.