TEHJRAN, Apr. 11 (ISNA)-Iran's parliament research center announced that the new process of establishing a government in Afghanistan could both present a threat or an opportunity to Iran.
This center in its recent report has noted that although the current government in Afghanistan has tried to prevent the regaining of power by Taliban, there are signs that this group is once again gaining power in Afghanistan, which is could pose as a threat to the Islamic Republic of Iran.
This report continues to note that the Islamic Republic of Iran so to prevent this issue should take serious political measures and place more effort in expanding mutual interested field with the current government in Afghanistan.
"Iran and Afghanistan share many similarities in fields such as culture, geographical borders and security; these must be concentrated on," it notes.
It has also been stated that the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan and close U.S. military basis to Iranian borders, if it is considered that relations between Iran and the U.S. remain dark, could pose as an additional threat to the security of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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