Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzade called at a press conference for the Afghan government to offer protection to Tehran’s diplomatic missions in the country and warned against plots by some actors against Tehran and Kabul.
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On Monday, a group of people gathered outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul and the Persian country’s consulate in Herat, vandalizing these diplomatic offices.
Several sources in Herat claimed that pro-Western groups, which were previously funded by the West in Afghanistan, were behind the incidents.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Said Khatibzade stressed that “the ultimate responsibility” for maintaining the security of diplomatic facilities in Afghanistan rests with the Afghan leadership.
“Complete security must be ensured at the embassy and missions of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Herat and other cities in Afghanistan and the necessary guarantees must be given for the safe activity of these missions,” he said. he pointed out.
Khatibzade highlighted the “deep historical ties” between the Iranian and Afghan nations, as well as the decades-long welcome of Afghan refugees by the Iranian government and people.
The Persian official also warned against plots fomented by conspirators and malefactors for Iran and Afghanistan.
In this regard, Khatibzade denounced attempts to promote Iranophobia in Afghanistan and a similar sentiment towards Afghans in Iran and demanded utmost vigilance from the people and officials of both countries.