Iranian President Criticizes US Presence in Afghanistan

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticized the presence of US troops in Afghanistan, saying peace in Afghanistan should be led and attended by Afghan people.

Afghanistan’s embassy in Iran in a press release said that Rouhani made the remarks on Sunday while receiving the credentials letter of the Afghan ambassador to Tehran.

The press release said that the Iranian president has condemned the recent terrorist acts in Afghanistan as sad and criticized the presence of US troops in Afghanistan.

According to the Afghan embassy, Rouhani emphasized the need to strengthen Afghanistan-Iran friendly relations, adding that Iran has always supported a process supported by the Afghan government.

The Afghan ambassador, Abdul Ghafor Lewal also praised Iran’s hosting of immigrants and called Iran as an important neighbor of Afghanistan and hoped for increased cooperation and coordination between the two countries.

The ambassador insisted that the Afghan government will not allow any country to use its territory against its neighbors.

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