Iran Warns against US Military Presence in Afghanistan, Lesson to India

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    Iran Warns against US Military Presence in Afghanistan, Lesson to India

    Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said the US is using the so-called war on terrorism as an excuse to guarantee its long-term presence in the war-torn country.

    "Unfortunately, evidence indicates that the US intends to extend its military presence in Afghanistan in a bid to attain its trans-regional goals and eradication of terrorism has just been an excuse for its military presence in Afghanistan and the region," Salehi said addressing the Istanbul International conference on Afghanistan.

    He pointed to the US efforts to establish permanent military bases in Afghanistan, and stated, "Legalizing foreign military bases in Afghanistan runs counter to Afghanistan's and the international community's position which focuses on peaceful solutions."

    Salehi also said that such a move would also cause radicalism and terrorism to continue in the region.

    Iran has repeatedly deplored possible plans for the establishment of permanent US military bases in Afghanistan, stressing that the bases would be a source of permanent insecurity from Iran's neighbor.

    Rahim Mohammadi Yekta, the chief Iranian consul in Heart, told a press conference on Sunday that Iran opposes any form of foreign interference in Afghanistan.

    The senior Iranian diplomat emphasized that foreign troops have been unsuccessful in establishing security in Afghanistan and, in fact, security has steadily decreased.

    "These people with their 200,000 troops have failed to establish security," Mohammadi Yekta said. "How can they be expected to do so with a few military bases?"

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has tried to calm the concerns of his neighbors by saying any agreement signed with the US will be in "the political, economic and military interest of Afghanistan" and the precondition of any agreement would be "the establishment of peace and the provision of stability in Afghanistan."

    Fars News Agency :: Iran's FM Warns against US Long-Term Military Presence in Afghanistan
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    Very well put :tup:
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    Where is India mentioned except in the concocted title?

    BTW, foreign interference could also be a signal for Pakistan.
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    Iran & Pakistan shares common interest in Afghanistan

    Someone is going to suffer heavy causalities in Afghanistan for supporting US interests in Afghanistan

    Iranian IRG & Pakistani ISI…….. Let’s wait & see……..
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    Now where is India in this article?? & if you are giving reference of "foreign interference" said by Iranian FM, then sorry India is not interfering in Afganistan, India is not fighting any war on terror, may be Iran giving lesson to Afganistans neighbours.
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    O.k, if some one says India & China shares common interest in Sri lanka then they are free to do any thing in there ... right?
    What a lame excuse ..
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    Iran’s president to visit Pakistan


    Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will visit Pakistan this month to exchange views with Islamabad’s civilian and military leadership regarding volatile regional situation, sources said on Friday.

    The sources said that the Iranian president along with his delegation would discuss strategic issue between both the countries. However, the sources didn’t revealed date and others details of the visit.


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    Not off topic buddy just a reply of your excuse that Iran & pakistan shares common interest in Af so they can do anything there.
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    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be visiting Islamabad soon, Join statement of both countries regarding Afghanistan expected and then you can identify the common interest.
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    Iran should apply the same lesson on it self as well instead of being the usual hypocrite it is famous for..


    Iran has been fast terminated from Bahrain and Syria..it is now looking for a new play ground! Keeping foreigner interference out is of benefit to all regional stake holders. Iran should apply the same warning on itself as well. So far it has continued to meddle in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon and now looking for meddling into Afghanistan. And being hypocrite as well, one side it "acts" to warn India on the other side it in complicit in every sense.
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    Iran is right about the US intentions within Afghanistan....US is fooling the world with a created fake war to stay there to make evil secret designs against Iran, China and Russia....:smokin:
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    Joint statement about another sovereign nation does not give any pressure on helping nations, if iran & pakistan make Af their territory then India will think about things, till then :chilli:
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    The entire region is a stake holder in Afghanistan.

    Americans aims are to establish a permanent base for keeping an eye on Russia, China and controlling central Asian energy reserves. See how desperate USA is for TAPI. And India being a materialistic worshiper as usual is counting on America to expand its hegemony in the region against the wishes of all other player. In plain English, India is being america's w_ore! Thats why Obama, Hillary, Manmohan and Sonia have now become engaged in orgies of mutual love. But it doesnt seem like it will last so long for the world largest democracy ....errrrr...oops..i means hypocrisy..because it now pitted as a minority against the majority! Totally against democracy principles!
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    This is a false flag flame post. The article is OK and well meaning but the title and subsequent posts/comments have given it a twist which were not intended by the author nor are do they make sense.
    Where are the lessons for India?
    1. "Rahim Mohammadi Yekta, the chief Iranian consul in Heart, told a press conference on Sunday that Iran opposes any form of foreign interference in Afghanistan."
    Where is Indian interference in Afghanistan? India has a presence in Afghanistan yes. So do many other countries like Russia, China and Iran. Does that amount to interference? Not by any stretch of imagination.
    On the contrary, Pakistan has been actively interfering in Afghanistan in order to try and shape things more to its liking. If the article has a lesson for any country, it is Pakistan.

    2. "These people with their 200,000 troops have failed to establish security," Mohammadi Yekta said. "How can they be expected to do so with a few military bases?"
    Every one knows that US military bases in Afghanistan are not meant for Afghanistan alone. They are to enable the US the capability to intervene anywhere in the CAR including Pakistan if the need arises.

    3. "Iran & Pakistan shares common interest in Afghanistan."
    Bollocks. There is only one thing common that Pakistan and Iran have, and that is that both wish to see the back of the USA in Afghanistan. Both of them want the US to leave so that they can drastically increase their own interference in Afghanistan. The US has been playing spoilsport, so they want it out. The commonalities end there. A Wahabi Taliban government in Pakistan formed by Mullah Omar and his cronies can not be further from Iranian interests. This is just what Pakistan wants. The interests of Iran and Pakistan in Afghanistan could not be more divergent. Pakistan with the backing of Saudi Arabia, want to enhance and spread the influence of Wahabi/Salafi Sunnism, whereas, Iran wants to limit this very influence.
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