TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s SNSC head Shamkhani said combatting formation and expansion of terrorist and Takfiri groups required coherent and coordinated action of all neighboring countries.
News ID: 65375
Publish Date: 25July 2017 - 12:37
Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor to President
Ashraf Ghani, met and talked with Head of Iran's Supreme National Security
Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani on Monday afternoon sharing views on security
developments inside the region as well as bilateral cooperation in various
fields like economy, security, border waters, fighting narcotics as well as
Early into the session, Shamkhani, while condemning recent
terrorist explosions in Kabul that killed and injured a large number of the
oppressed people in Afghanistan, expressed condolences over the sad incident to
families, government and people of the neighboring country.
Referring to high and indissoluble security of Islamic
Republic of Iran and Afghanistan, the official reiterated that coherent and
coordinated action among neighboring countries was a prerequisite to
confronting formation and expansion of terrorist and Takfiri groups.
He expressed concern towards continuation of financial and
intelligence support and arming of Takfiri and terrorist groups by some
reactionary countries in the region adding "the process has led to spread of
insecurity, sectarian and religious strife, and destruction of measures taken
by the Afghan government in pursuing the process of development and
construction in the country.”
Head of Iran’s SNSC later noted with reference to history of
civilization and widespread cultural commonalities shared between the two
countries that "continuation of consultations and exchange of experiences to
combat insecurity have created stability, peace and prosperity on the borders
between the two countries.”
He stressed the need to boost mobility and activity of the
four bilateral cooperation committees and to remove existing barriers;
"insufficient efforts to effectively work on agreed structures for solving
existing problems would slow down process of realizing the political will of
leaders of the two countries to bolster ties for provision of common
Mohammad Hanif Atmar, for his part, touched upon
constructive cooperation of the Islamic Republic of Iran with establishment of
the National Unity Government in Afghanistan and called for continuation of the
negotiation process to strengthen its authority and coherence.
"Increasing political instability and political divisions in
Afghanistan is the basis for strengthening influence of terrorism and spreading
insecurity to other countries of the region,” he underscored.
Atmar added that the Afghan army and security forces, using
their indigenous capabilities, have consistently and effectively sought to
eradicate terrorism and confront mobsters, especially on the common borders of
the two countries.