Head Of Russia's Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Speaks On Moscow's Position In Settlement Of Conflict In Afghanistan

The head of Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs Igor Ivanov has confirmed Moscow's adherence to the political settlement of the conflict in Afghanistan under the aegis of the United Nations. "We are fully confident in lack of prospects for solution of this protracted conflict by force", - said the minister in his interview to "The Times of India". Ivanov has pointed out that the Talib movement, despite demands of the international community, intends, subject to external support, to continue trying to resolve the Afghan problem in its favour by military methods. "Such policy will only bring about greater suffering of the Afghan people, further destruction of the country", - underlined the minister. He also stated that "accumulation of terrorist and drug trafficking aspects around the conflict is a great threat to the regional security and international stability in general". Ivanov called for close interaction at the international level to secure returning of peace and harmony to the suffering land of Afghanistan.

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