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Iran must not interfere in Afghanistan’s internal affairs: Senate

Wed Mar 28, 1:48 pm

While responding to Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s recent statement, Afghan senators said that he has undermined the independence and sovereignty of Afghanistan.

While speaking during the 5th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan in Dushanbe, Mr. Ahmadinejad said that the international troops should leave Afghanistan and they should paid 25 percent compensation of NATO’s forces presence in Afghanistan to Afghanistan for 10 years.

Mr. Ahmadinejad also said that the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan would ensure the independence of the country.

Afghan Senators strongly condemned Ahmadinejad’s statements and considered them as direct interference in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.  The senators said that the Afghan government should react in this regard.

The senators believe that such statements may encourage crises inside the country.

A US delegation in attendance walked out of the conference hall as a protest against Ahmadinejad’s statement.

This is not the first time that Iranian President has spoken against the presence of international troops in Afghanistan. He and some other Iranian officials have repeatedly called for the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan.

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