US still involved in Afghanistan, utilizes proxies, Daesh terrorists to foster instability: Iranian envoy

US still involved in Afghanistan, utilizes proxies, Daesh terrorists to foster instability: Iranian envoy

Iran’s special envoy to Afghanistan Hassan Kazemi-Qomi says the United States has not yet left Afghanistan and its people after its rash mid-August military withdrawal, and is using proxies and Takfiri terrorist groups such as Daesh to foment instability and insecurity in the war-torn country.

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Iran’s special envoy to Afghanistan Hassan Kazemi-Qomi says the United States has not yet left Afghanistan and its people after its rash mid-August military withdrawal, and is using proxies and Takfiri terrorist groups such as Daesh to foment instability and insecurity in the war-torn country.

“The Americans have not left Afghanistan and its people alone so far and we are witnessing instability and insecurity in this country through [US] proxy war tools and Takfiri [terrorist] groups such as Daesh,” Kazemi-Qomi told reporters in Islamabad.

He noted that the situation in Afghanistan affects the security and stability of the entire region.

Kazemi-Qomi was in Pakistan to attend the 17th extraordinary session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers on the situation in Afghanistan.

He described the session as “an influential step” towards getting out of the crises in Afghanistan.

He explained Tehran’s position at the event, saying the Islamic Republic stressed the importance of the formation of an inclusive and national government in Afghanistan.

Such a government, he continued, would subsequently overcome the economic and security problems, which are the fallout of at least 20 years of American occupation.

According to Kazemi-Qomi, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian’s remarks at the meeting were welcomed during the session.

The OIC held the extraordinary session with the aim of alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

The freezing of assets and humanitarian aid worth billions of dollars by the US and its European allies has plunged Afghanistan into an unimaginable crisis, with millions of people teetering on the brink of starvation.

Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced in a tweet that Amir-Abdollahian met with Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on the sidelines of the OIC’s extraordinary meeting.

According to the spokesman, the two sides discussed the current security and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan as well as bilateral ties.

“Trade, economic and political relations were also discussed,” he added.

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