Monday, March 16, 2009

Afghanistan: Iran ready to help to solve Afghan problems

IRNA reports Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi says Iran is ready to support G8 efforts to improve security and economic development of Afghanistan and share experience with the Group to counter extremist movements there.

On Italy’s invitation to Iran for participation in a G-8 meeting on Afghanistan in the city of Trieste on June 27, Qashqavi told the Italy-based daily Europe, “Our reaction to offer of Italy, which now holds the G8 chairmanship and wants Iran’s help to solve Afghan problems, is positive.”

The daily said Iran is willing to play key role in connection with Afghanistan but it does not seem that the country will be ready to undertake more commitments with regards to its priorities towards the west, including peaceful nuclear program and spiritual support for such Islamic resistance movements as Hamas and Hizbollah.
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