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Regional NSA Chiefs Meet to Discuss Terrorism Threats

Regional NSA Chiefs Meet to Discuss Terrorism Threats

TEHRAN - National security advisors from Iran, Russia, China, India and Afghanistan met to discuss ways to solve the Daesh problem in Afghanistan. 
The group of national security advisers sat around a table and aired their views on the situation and the fight against terrorism. 
A key topic of discussion was the existence of Daesh in Afghanistan. 
“In addition to existing structures, it is necessary to continue dialogue and co-operation at a high level so that the solution for problems in the region can be found at a faster pace than that of the development and influence of terrorism,” said Ali Shamkhani Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council.
At the meeting, the Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev warned that the situation in Afghanistan had deteriorated due to the activities of foreign terrorists, and that Daesh may be repeating the Syrian scenario in Afghanistan.
Patrushev also said that the US military presence in Afghanistan has complicated the security crisis in the country.
“The US military presence in Afghanistan has not only had an effect on stability and security, but it has also made the security crisis more complicated,” said Patrushev.
Meanwhile, the Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib said there will be no effective way to deal with terrorist groups unless financial and weapon support to terrorist groups stops.
“As long as Afghan terrorist groups have foreign financial support and weapons, there is no effective way to deal with them,” said Mohib. 
The role of the participating countries at this summit, hosted by Iran, aims to help the Afghan peace process and end the war in the country.
“Concerning the end of the war and the peace process, these countries help Afghanistan and at the same time grant their neighboring rights,” said Sayed Ali Kazimi a parliament member. 
“They (neighboring countries) seek their own interests and at the same time they are willing to help if their demands are accepted, otherwise the war in Afghanistan is in their best interests,” said Mirdad Najrabi another parliament member. 
The establishment of appropriate solutions to threats posed by Daesh after their defeat in Iraq and Syria had been the most important goal of the meeting. (Tolo news)