Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Opressed People Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on regional states to stand united against enemy plots to cause division.
Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, who are in Tehran for the tripartite summit of Persian-speaking heads of states.
The Leader stressed that the “development, security and prosperity” of Afghanistan and Tajikistan benefits Iran just as “Iran’s development and security is beneficial for regional states.”
“There are some who are against cooperation between these three countries,” the Leader said, adding that regional states should counter such threats with “vigilance.”
Imam Ali Khamenei said the problems of the Afghan people stem from foreign military presence.
“Foreigners who came to Afghanistan with the slogan of establishing security and democracy are now targeting civilians and their presence has nothing but atrocity and corruption for the people of Afghanistan,” the Leader said.
“World powers only pursue their own interests and their never-ending greed in the region, but today the situation of the region and the capabilities of these powers are extremely different from the past.”