TEHRAN - Senior Iranian lawmaker Kazem Jalali proposed on Saturday a tripartite cooperation among Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan in fighting against terrorism, the English language satellite PressTV reported.
Such a cooperation will help eliminate U.S. presence in the region, Jalali, spokesman for Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission was quoted by Press TV as saying.
"Establishing Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan triangle for fighting terrorism could help cut the hand of the U.S. and its allies off the region," said Jalali.
The U.S. justified its military presence in the region by using the terrorists tool as a pretext, he added.
Asking for the departure of the non-regional powers from its neighboring states, Iranian officials have called for the regional cooperation to tackle with the regional issues.
Jalali described the establishment of a security apparatus in the region as an effective move to preserve security and stability in the region and said the best way to fight terrorism was close cooperation between security and intelligence apparatuses of Iran and Pakistan, according to the report. (Xinhua)