A senior Iranian diplomat contended that “the current situation in Afghanistan is due to the implementation of the U.S. plan. They did not seek peace; Rather, they only wanted to withdraw from the war, regardless of what might happen in Afghanistan”. He further noted that “security, peace and tranquility in Afghanistan directly affect our national security, and we must work to prevent the formation of a new civil war in this country and play our role for its peace and stability”. He went on to warn that “we hold the Afghan government accountable for border security issues, and if anything happens at the border, it must be resolved through local and regional mechanisms and in accordance with international principles and law”.
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