Afghanistan in the Perspective of Neighboring Countries

Iran’s policy on Afghanistan has been formed by the factors such as; anti-U.S.ism, energy policies, supporting the Shi’ite movements, and thus increasing its own efficiency on Afghanistan. Afghanistan is located on a major dispute area between Teheran and Islamabad, and it is still the same. One of the partial reasons of this is to conserve its own state ideology for the security of Iran, as well as to support the Shi’ite traditions and to protect the Shi’ite population on the borderlines. All these interests have been threatened by Taliban, carrying out acitivities in Pakistan and by basing on Pakistan, as well as threatened by the anti-Shi’ite Sunni groups.