The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a statement late Friday evening, in reference to the assassination of a top Iranian military leader in Baghdad.

Ghani in reaction to the killing of Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds forces by a US drone strike said that Afghanistan’s soil will not be used against any nations as per a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) signed between Washington and Kabul in 2014.

Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has also expressed his concerns regarding the rise of more ‘tensions’ in the region.

Ghani in his statement has called Iran a great neighbor with shared cultural, historical, religious and lingual values and named the US as Afghanistan’s strategic partner, requesting both parties to avoid the increase of tensions in the region.

President Ghani was the last one in Afghanistan who reacted to the killing of top Iranian Major-General Qassem Solaimani.

Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top military leader and the head of Quds force was killed by a US drone strike early Friday morning in Baghdad.


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