Today: Tuesday, 23 July 2024 year

The Iranian Foreign Ministry called on the United States to pay Afghanistan for the economic damage caused.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry called on the United States to pay Afghanistan for the economic damage caused.

The responsibility for Afghanistan’s economic problems lies with the United States, and it must compensate for the damage done to the country. This was stated by the acting Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani in a letter read by a representative of the department at a meeting of the contact group of the Moscow format of consultations on Afghanistan in Tehran.

“If Afghanistan today faces problems of economic underdevelopment, then it should be recognized that responsibility for this backwardness and economic problems lies with those who occupied this country. Those who destroyed its entire economic infrastructure during the occupation and left the people a destroyed country after their leaving, they must know that they cannot escape responsibility, and without political intervention they simply must pay to compensate for the economic decline of Afghanistan,” Bagheri Kani emphasized.

And about. The minister noted that almost three years have passed since the United States withdrew its armed forces from Afghanistan and “during this time the country has faced various challenges.

“Even though the occupiers have left the territory of Afghanistan, by blocking the assets of the Afghan people, they are hindering the development of the country,” he added.

On June 4, the director of the second Asian department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Zamir Kabulov, said that before the third meeting of the special representatives for Afghanistan and the UN Secretary General, which will take place June 30 – July 1 in Doha, the Moscow format contact group will hold a meeting on June 8 in Tehran. In addition to Russia, the group includes Iran, China and Pakistan. As Kabulov noted, the consultations will be devoted to preparations for the Doha meeting.


The radical Taliban movement launched a large-scale operation to establish control over Afghanistan after the United States announced its intention to withdraw troops. On August 15, 2021, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled abroad and the Taliban entered Kabul without a fight. By early September 2021, US military personnel had completely left Afghanistan.