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06/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Iran hosts trilateral summit with Afghanistan, Pakistan

On Sunday in Tehran, Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari met for a summit to discuss their nations’ potential cooperation on a wide range of issues.

The three share common borders and a long list of common problems, from drug trafficking to militant insurgencies.

Marvin Weinbaum, a scholar in residence at the Middle East Institute and a former State Department analyst specializing on Afghanistan and Pakistan, joins Martin Savidge to discuss Iran’s economic interests and what role the country could play in helping the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan fight the Taliban.

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari met on Sunday to discuss their nations’ potential cooperation on a wide range of issues, from drug trafficking to militant insurgencies. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the summit. http://worldfocus.org/files/2009/05/th_iran_weinbaum.jpg http://worldfocus.org/files/2009/05/th_iran_weinbaum.jpg

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