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Tehran, Kabul to exchange terror data
Iran's Deputy Interior Minister Ali Abdollahi
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:51AM
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Iran's Deputy Interior Minister Ali Abdollahi says Iran and Afghanistan have agreed to exchange intelligence on fighting terrorism.


“Based on the agreement, it has been decided that we exchange intelligence to launch simultaneous operations against terrorist and extremist groups,” Abdollahi told reporters in a joint press conference with his Afghan counterpart Abdul Rahman Rahman, following a meeting of Iran-Afghanistan joint security working group on Tuesday, Fars news agency reported.

Abdollahi said that the two-day meeting was held in line with a security agreement signed between the two countries some five years ago.

Fighting terrorism and drugs trafficking were among the issues discussed at the meeting, the Iranian official said.

He went on to say that Iran and Afghanistan are determined to fight terrorism, adding that finding ways of counter “extremist currents” in the region that harm both countries, is among the tasks in the agenda of the Iran-Afghanistan committee.

Abdollahi pointed out that both countries, as victims of drugs, have also called for serious measures to curb drugs production and trafficking.

He said that during the meeting, Iran again expressed readiness to train the Afghan police in countering drug trafficking and terrorism.

Abdollahi also stated that Iran was already engaged in providing training to the Afghan police, adding that the Islamic Republic was willing to continue the important effort.

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