U.S. stays in Afghanistan to conduct espionage -- Who cares about human rights?
(PRESSTV.ir) -- Speaking on Monday, Iran's Ambassador to the UN Mohammad Khazaei also said that long-term presence of the US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan only created instability in Iran and other neighbours.
He stated that the US spy, who was recently arrested by Iran, was identified after he had left the US-run Bagram Air Base in eastern Afghanistan.
Iran's Intelligence Ministry announced on December 13 that it had arrested the CIA agent of Iranian descent, named Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, foiling an intricate American plot to carry out espionage activities in the Islamic Republic.
Khazaei also mentioned the Iranian army's recent downing of a US spy drone, which had violated Iran's airspace after taking off from a US military base in Afghanistan, as another example of the manner in which the US bases inside Afghanistan were being used against nearby countries.
On December 4, the Iranian military's electronic warfare unit announced that Iran had downed with minimal damage the RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft, while it was flying above the northeastern Iran city of Kashmar.