Iran FM says U.S. fails to bring peace, stability to Afghanistan

22:09, November 15, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Iranian Foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki (R), attends a joint press conference with his Afghan counterpart Zalmay Rasoul in Tehran, capital of Iran Nov. 15, 2010.(Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Monday that the United States has failed to fight terrorism and bring peace and stability to Afghanistan.

In a joint press conference with his Afghani counterpart Zalmai Rasoul in Tehran, Mottaki said that the presence of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan has caused insecurity in Afghanistan rather than bringing peace and stability to the country.

He said that the Islamic Republic favors stability for its neighboring state.

Mottaki added that the two countries have agreed to cooperate in diverse areas of culture, higher education, trade, transportation, customs and setting up free economic zones.

The two sides also agreed to use the currencies of both countries for their transactions, he added.

For his part, Zalmai Rasoul said military strategy does not suffice for restoration of peace and security to Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua
【1】 【2】 【3】


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Chinese Navy soldiers hold an evening party marking the upcoming 62nd National Day aboard Chinese Navy hospital ship "Peace Ark" in the Pacific on Sept. 28, 2011. The Chinese National Day falls on Oct. 1. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 30, 2011 shows the crowd at the plaza of Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, capital of China. The railway transportation witnessed a travel peak with the approach of the seven-day National Day holidays on Friday. (Xinhua)
  • A man wearing high-heel shoes takes part in the 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an event when men literally walk in women's shoes to raise awareness about ending violence against women, at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Zou Zheng)
  • Photo taken on Sept. 29, 2011 shows a cargo ship in danger on the sea near Zhuhai City, south China's Guangdong Province. Cargo ship Fangzhou 6 of Qingzhou of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region lost control after water stormed into its cabin due to Typhoon Nesat on the sea near Zhuhai Thursday, leaving 12 crew members in danger. Rescuers rushed to the ship and saved them by using a helicopter. (Xinhua)
  • Actress Gong Li poses for L'Officiel Magazine. (Xinhua Photo)
  • Demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street campaign hold placards as they march in the financial district of New York September 29, 2011. After hundreds of protesters were denied access to some areas outside the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, demonstrators set up a rag-tag camp three blocks away. Zuccotti Park is a campground festooned with placards and anti-Wall Street slogans. The group is adding complaints of excessive police force against protesters and police treatment of ethnic minorities and Muslims to its grievances list, which includes bank bailouts, foreclosures and high unemployment. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Hot Forum Discussion