The Iranian President’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan lambasted the US for its destructive role in Afghanistan, maintaining that the US seeks to prove that Afghanistan would sink with turmoil and instability in its absence.
Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the Iranian Special Envoy for Afghanistan, on Monday, December 5, said that the US has muddied the situation in Afghanistan by inflaming ethnic and religious conflict during the past year.
He further stated that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is still operational in Afghanistan, despite the military pullout, and that the US still has control over Afghanistan’s airspace.
He claimed that while the US had stoked the crisis in Afghanistan, US allies, particularly the UK and several Arab nations, had also nurtured mistrust between Afghanistan and its western neighbor, Iran.
“The US does not seek the interests of nations. This country does not allow a strong government to form in countries like Afghanistan,” Qomi remarked.
Qomi added that Iran’s approach to Afghanistan has been to support the Afghan people while developing regional collaboration in counterterrorism in Afghanistan. He mentioned Iran’s assistance in controlling immigration and restraining terrorism.
The Iranian official also called on the incumbent Afghan administration to establish an inclusive, all-ethnic government in Afghanistan.