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Iran's FM says UK supporting terrorists in Afghanistan

Tehran, June 9, IRNA - Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki said on Saturday that the UK is supporting terrorist networks in Afghanistan.

Pointing to the UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's repeated claim against the Islamic Republic on alleged link between Iran and Taliban group, Mottaki added that reiterating such baseless accusations is in line with the UK policy of putting blames on other nations.

"Blair's government has no justification to cover up its interventionist policies in the region and its constant defeats in Afghanistan and Iraq, therefore, it resorts to such baseless accusations," he noted.

"Holding covert negotiations between the UK forces and the leaders of Taliban in Musa Qala enhanced the suspicions that they support terrorist acts in Afghanistan." This, Mottaki said, has worried the legitimate Afghan government.

The FM noted that terrorist acts in Afghanistan are in line with the UK current policies in the region, adding that fomenting insecurity and instability in the Middle East is on the agenda of Blair's government.

Supporting saboteurs in eastern Iran with the aim of committing terrorist acts inside the country as well as training terrorists in Basra, Iraq, to implement operations in southern regions of the Islamic Republic are among the examples of cooperation between the UK and terrorist networks to endanger security and tranquility in the region.

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