Iran ready to work with others for Afghan peace (president) – political news
In a telephone conversation with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Monday, Raisi said the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan should be seen as a turning point by all political groups in the war-torn country.
“Contemporary history shows that since the Americans began to interfere in the affairs of this country, Afghanistan has not had a good day. We believe that various Afghan groups should regard the US withdrawal as a turning point and come up with a model of governance in cooperation with each other, which would be accepted by the general public, ”he added.
Raeisi further said that despite the cruel sanctions against Iran, the country has so far borne all the material and spiritual costs of hosting Afghan refugees.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has made unremitting and constant efforts to (help) establish peace and security in Afghanistan, and we stand ready to cooperate with all governments that feel responsible for establishing peace and calm in Afghanistan, “said the Iranian president. .
Raisi also referred to the trade relations between Iran and Austria, stressing that there is no rational reason for reducing bilateral trade, as the two countries would benefit from better economic transactions.
“We must safeguard the interests of the two countries and not allow criminals to have an impact on these relations through different plots,” he noted, according to Press TV.
The Austrian Chancellor, for his part, expressed concern about recent developments in Afghanistan and praised Iran for hosting Afghan refugees.
Kurz called for a further expansion of relations between the two countries and expressed hope that the Vienna talks aimed at relaunching the joint comprehensive plan of action will resume as soon as possible and end in success.
The JCPOA was concluded between Iran and six world powers, including the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China in 2015. However, the agreement was abandoned by the former US President Donald Trump in 2018 despite Iran’s full compliance with its contractual obligations.
Since April, the remaining JCPOA signatories have had face-to-face talks in the Austrian capital with the aim of bringing the United States back to compliance and getting the deal back on track.