The exit of U.S. forces from Afghanistan is a “great victory” for Muslim nations, Deputy Secretary-General of the Iran-located World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Hossein Akbari said Sunday. “Afghanistan has now entered a new stage. In fact, the 20-year presence of the United States in Afghanistan and eventual expulsion from the country has created a power vacuum and power imbalance in Afghanistan that affects all developments and equations,” Akbari was quoted as saying by the semi-official Mehr News Agency. The webinar, dubbed Afghanistan, Sustainable Peace and Security, will be opened by the senior advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Akbar Velayati, who chairs the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening. “We hope that this conference will help spread of peace in Afghanistan as Iran has always made its utmost effort, with its mediating role, to convince parties to negotiate instead of war,” he said.
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