Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Regional Tension to Hurt Afghan Peace Talks: Danish

Regional Tension to  Hurt Afghan Peace Talks: Danish

KABUL - Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish and British Ambassador to Afghanistan Alison Blake on Sunday discussed the Afghan peace process and regional situation.
A statement from the 2nd Vice-President media’s office said Danish termed extremism as ‘real factor’ of tension in the region, saying an increase in the tension could negatively impact the Afghan peace process.
A US airstrike killed Iranian Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad and Iran retaliated by firing more than a dozen rockets at two Iraqi military bases hosting American troops, the US State Department alleges.
The rockets were fired at Ain Al-Asad base in Anbar province and another one in Erbil early on Wednesday.
Danish and Blake discussed latest regional situation, the Afghan peace process and relations between the two countries.
The UK Ambassador reaffirmed her country’s support and assistance with the war-hit country in various spheres of life, the statement said.
Danish hailed the US and Iran for not further escalating their tension, adding that extremism was the main reason of any tension and crisis in the region as pointed to recent movements in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, and Bahrain.
The British envoy said her country was touch with both US and Iran about the latest tension and they were trying with other countries of the region to calm down the situation. (Pajhwok)