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Afghan Government Angered by Iran’s Reaction to Political Developments

Afghan Government Angered by Iran’s Reaction to Political Developments

KABUL - President Ashraf Ghani's government has been angered by Tehran's Sunday statement on political developments in Afghanistan following the announcement of disputed election results.
Iran's foreign ministry in a statement blamed "US government’s disregard for the existing problems with the holding of elections in Afghanistan and its ignorance of the lessons from them, particularly from the Afghanistan's presidential election in 2014."
"Following the outbreak of the ongoing disputes between Honourable Dr. Ghani and Honourable Dr. Abdullah, we have sadly witnessed the continuation of the unilateral policies of the US government and the US’ move to sacrifice the national interests of Afghan people to fulfill the objectives of the US president’s campaign, whose result is driving Afghanistan into the path of intensification of crisis and escalation of political tensions in that country," the statement said.
It urged political leaders of Afghanistan and also the regional countries to employ their full capacities to find a way out of the disagreements between the two leaders over the results of the recent presidential election in the country.
It hoped that formation of an inclusive government with the participation of all political factions and groups of Afghanistan would immediately prepare the ground for the beginning of intra-Afghan talks with the participation of all political groups in that country, including the Taliban.
It said that Iran is prepared for an active participation in the regional efforts that are made with the purpose of settlement of problems in Afghanistan, and to exercise its capacities for ensuring peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.
Afghanistan's foreign ministry reacted at the statement saying Iran was not expected to have such a "narrow view"
regarding Afghanistan issues. (1TV NEWS)