Iran says foreign troops complicate Afghanistan's situation

09:34, March 04, 2010      

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Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday that Afghanistan's political situation is complicated due to the presence of foreign troops, the official IRNA news agency reported.

"Military presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan has further complicated the (political) situation in the country," Larijani said in a meeting with visiting Afghan Parliament Vice-Speaker Amanollah Peyman.

Afghan people themselves can overcome all the problems and challenges, Larijani said.

On Sunday, Larijani criticized North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for neglecting the basic needs of the Afghan people, local Press TV reported.

Referring to the "growing rates of insecurity" and the increased "presence of the Taliban," he said, adding that "NATO forces are not doing their part as efficient as they ought to."

NATO has launched an operation in Afghanistan to remove the safe haven to al-Qaida and Taliban and to end their use of the Afghan territory as a base of operations for terrorist activities.

Source: Xinhua
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