18 Jul 2024
Wednesday 8 September 2021 - 12:12
Story Code : 390949

Briefing MPs on Afghanistan, Qaani warns of US plot to pit Iran against Sunnis

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force has warned of an American plot to pit Shia-majority Iran against Sunni Muslims, stressing the need for a peaceful solution to the crisis in neighboring Afghanistan with the participation of different groups in running the country, according to lawmakers.

Brigadier Gen. Esmail Qaani attended a closed-door briefing session at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on Tuesday over the situation in Afghanistan, which has been suffering from a power vacuum since the collapse of the Kabul government and the Taliban militant groups takeover of the country.

Briefing reporters after the session, the spokesperson for the Presiding Board of Irans Parliament, Seyyed Nizamuddin Mousavi, said the Quds Force chief provided precise and documented information with sharp analysis on the developments unfolding in Afghanistan.

The senior lawmaker, sharing details about the meeting, said Irans stance is clear, based on what Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has repeatedly emphasized, that it cannot remain indifferent to what is happening in its eastern neighbor.

Qaanis remarks, he stressed, made it clear that the Islamic Republic is not surprised by the dramatic developments in Afghanistan and is in contact with the Taliban.

Quoting from the speech of the IRGC Quds Force commander, Mousavi said Irans main interest in Afghanistan is to ensure security and rights of Afghans themselves, while not allowing security at its borders with the country to be disrupted.

 

Source: Press TV
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