Iran has accused “certain regional countries” of seeking to transfer terrorists from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said that the countries are seeking to “destabilizing Afghanistan and weakening its security and law enforcement structure to prepare the ground to transfer the terrorists, who have been routed in Iraq and Syria, to the [Central Asian] country.”
He made the remarks during a phone conversation with Hanif Atmar, national security adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
Condemning a recent terrorist attack in Afghanistan, which was carried out by 10 Taliban militants, Shamkhani expressed condolences to Afghan government and people.
Meanwhile, ISIS has also been expanding its presence in Afghanistan. The terrorist group is taking advantage of the country’s security vaccums, three years after it emerged in Syria and Iraq.
In an interview with the French Le Monde newspaper which was published on Friday, the Iranian official condemned Western officials and main stream media for distorting the facts in Syria in order to overthrow the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“Foreign intervention doesn’t affect Bashar Assad's power in Syria. Most Syrian people support him and their fate is in their own hands,” he said.
He also said that the Syrian government handed over its chemical weapons to the international community in 2013, adding that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) also confirmed the event.