Monday, September 21, 2009

Ahmadinejad congratulates Karzai on re-election

Tehran Times

Courtesy of Angry Arab

"Tehran -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has congratulated his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on his re-election.

In a telephone conversation on Thursday, Ahmadinejad said that Afghan people have voted for Karzai as he is a “devout and competent” leader.

He also expressed hope that Afghan's recent election will lead to blessing and development in the country. “Iran welcomes your programs for further independence and prosperity of Afghanistan,” he added.

Karzai, for his part, said Afghan people will never forget Iran’s support and its friendly ties with Afghanistan."

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