Date: Saturday, 02-December-2017, 11:57 AM | Message # 1
Iran's FM: No military solution to Afghanistan's security challenges
The Iranian foreign minister says there's no military solution to Afghanistan's security challenges and that the country needs a comprehensive strategy to achieve lasting peace. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the comments during the 7th edition of the Heart of Asia Conference in Azerbaijan's capital Baku. He added that the spread of the Daesh terror group in Afghanistan has turned into a serious issue that has to be addressed in a timely manner. Zarif reiterated Iran's support for the Afghan government's security efforts and defended the measures Kabul has implemented so far. The top Iranian diplomat also held a separate meeting with Azerbajian's President Ilham Aliyev. The two discussed bilateral cooperation especially in the Caspian Sea.