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Ambassador Asks Kabul to Consider Iran's Concerns about US-Afghan Strategic Deal.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian diplomat reminded that the consequences of the US-Afghan strategic security pact affect Afghanistan's neighbors, and called on Kabul officials to heed Iran's concerns about the deal as well.

Tehran's Ambassador to Kabul Abolfazl Zohrehvand pointed to his recent meeting with senior Afghan officials, and stated, "The point that I told the Afghan officials was that in our view the consequences of this agreement are not restricted to Afghanistan and will have regional and trans-regional impacts and can disturb the regional security structure."

"We asked Afghan officials to reconsider it (deal) more carefully," the diplomat told the Iranian state-run radio, adding, "Afghans should take our concerns into consideration and make its decisions while considering the Afghan people's interests and the security considerations of regional countries."

He said that the deal will also leave deep impacts on the fate of the people in Afghanistan and the region.

The Strategic Partnership Agreement between Afghanistan and the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  was signed by US President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai (Persian and Pashto: حامد کرزي) (b. December 24, 1957) is the current President of Afghanistan, since December 7, 2004. He became the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime.  in Kabul on May 1.

The agreement, which outlines the relationship between the two countries after the US-led war ends in 2014, is not particularly specific, but it calls for the United States to provide training for Afghan troops and other aid through 2024.

On Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ramin Ramin (Gonystylus) is a genus of about 30 species of hardwood trees native to southeast Asia, in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea, with the highest species diversity on Borneo.  Mehman-Parast said that the Agreement is a cause of concern for Iran.

"The Islamic Republic An Islamic republic, in its modern context, has come to mean several different things, some contradictory to others. Theoretically, to many religious leaders, it is a state under a particular theocratic form of government advocated by some Muslim religious leaders in the Middle  of Iran believes that the establishment of peace and security in Afghanistan is possible through the complete withdrawal of foreign forces, the closure of military bases, and dialogue among Afghans within the framework (set by) the High Peace Council," he said.

"The conclusion of the strategic agreement with the United States will not resolve Afghanistan's security problems, and will rather further promote insecurity and instability in the country like 10 years ago," Mehman-Parast noted.

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