Reports indicate that Mohammad Mohaqiq, the deputy chief executive of Afghanistan, visited Tehran where he praised Major Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of foreign operations for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and one of the founders of Fatimiyun Brigade in Syria which is made up of many Afghan fighters.
At the meeting, Mohaqiq thanked the fighters, including Afghans, for their victory in the Syrian war.
“I thank all the warriors who cooperated in these wars either from Iraq and Syria fighters, the Iraq and Syria army and the fighters of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and other parts of the world who attended the wars. In fact it was the war of Islam against infidelity and against the conspiracies of the world arrogance. The role of our dear brother Qasem Soleimani and Mr. Hassan Nasrullah was very prominent,” he said at the gathering.
Soleimani is one of the founders of Fatimiyun Brigade in Syria and he has encouraged Afghan refugees in Iran to take part in this war.
“At a time that Afghanistan is itself engaged in war and grief, it can have a very bad outcome and it is not in favor of Afghanistan’s national interests. Not only the second deputy of the chief executive but also no government official should do such acts,” said Ghulam Farooq Majroh, an MP.
Mohaqiq meanwhile said over 10,000 Daesh fighters are in Afghanistan and that the militants are trying to destroy the country and other nations.
“The issue of Yemen, Palestine, the issue of oppressed Afghanistan where there are more than 10,000 of the escapees of Daesh from Central Asia and other parts of the world who have moved to Afghanistan. The north of Afghanistan from Badakhshan to Badghis and Herat were secure, there was no war in the areas but with the presence of Daesh, today the north of Afghanistan is at war,” Mohaqiq said.
Mohaqiq also said if the northern parts of Afghanistan become insecure, threats against Central Asia will increase; therefore, he said the countries in the region should cooperate with each other to deal with the situation.