Iran Blasts US, Britain for Insecurity in Afghanistan

A00905686.jpgIranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki Wednesday criticized the United States and Britain for insecurity and instability as well as increased plantation, production and trafficking of illicit drugs in Afghanistan. “Officials in charge of international security, like the UN Secretary Genera, view insecurity and instability as the main problems of Afghanistan today,” Mottaki said reminding that the US President George Bush always described establishment of security and stability as the main goal pursued by the invasion of Afghanistan.

He said that Americans have striven to institutionalize war in the region, and added, “Today, they allege to be fighting against terrorism, while British troops attend negotiations with the heads of radical groups in Musa Ghaleh in Afghanistan.”

Mottaki reminded Britain’s responsibility for fighting drug plantation and trafficking, and called on London to account for the astronomical increase in drug production and trafficking in Afghanistan.

“Britain is in charge of this task (fighting against drug production and trafficking) and it should explain why drug production has increased 30 times more in Afghanistan,” he reiterated.

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