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Iran: Signing strategic pact with US will jeopardize Afghan peace

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 22, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday that reports on signing strategic pact with the US will make the peace in Afghanistan more complicated.

Mehmanparast said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is concerned about peace, stability and security of the region adding that signing strategic pact with the United States will jeopardize the trend of peace, stability and security in Afghanistan and the entire region.

He expressed the hope that the news reports about signing strategic pact with the United States would not be materialized.

He called on the Afghan nation to exercise vigilance and thwart the foreigners attempt to secure permanent foothold in Afghanistan.

'The Afghan government is expected not to concede mandatory power to the United States.'

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30260540

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