President Rayeesi: ISIL Terrorists Tasked to Complete West's Destructive Mission in Afghanistan
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi blasted the West for giving the mission of destroying the neighboring Afghanistan to the ISIL terrorist group, and called on the Taliban to ensure establishment of security in that country by using all available capacities.
The Iranian president made the remarks while appointing Hassan Kazzemi Qomi as his special envoy for Afghanistan affairs during cabinet meeting on Sunday.
President Rayeesi, meantime, condemned the recent attacks on Muslims and mosques in the cities of Kunduz and Kandahar which resulted in death and injury of hundreds of people, and said, "Such attacks are carried out with the purpose of creating discord, war and bloodshed in Afghanista."
The Iranian president reiterated that the rising number of terrorist acts are in line with the destabilizing policy by the US in Afghanistan.
President Rayeesi renewed Iran's suport for Afghan people, and said, "The Islamic Republic is ready to help Afghanistan to restore security and stability to that country."
More than 60 people were killed in three back-to-back explosions that hit the Bibi Fatima mosque during Friday prayers, one of the biggest blasts in Kandahar. It came just a week after a bomb attack killed more than 150 people and left scores of others injured at a Shia mosque in the northeastern city of Kunduz.
A local branch of the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has claimed responsibility for both terrorist attacks.
On Friday, the Iranian foreign ministry in a statement condemned as an anti-human crime the terrorist attack in Kandahar, underlining the need for unity among Shia and Sunni Muslims to counter divisive plots by enemies.