Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday rejected US and British claims that Iranian weapons are being supplied to Taliban members fighting the Afghan government and international forces. "I doubt seriously if there is any truth in it," Ahmadinejad said at a press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul on his first visit to the country since taking office.
"With all our force, we support the political process in Afghanistan," he said, according to AFP. "For us, a secure and stable Afghanistan is the best," Ahmadinejad said.
Both British and US officials have charged that Iranian-made weapons were aiding the Taliban. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said earlier this year there were so many weapons of Iranian origin coming into Afghanistan that it was hard to believe "it's taking place without the knowledge of the Iranian government."
Karzai has also downplayed the claims, saying they have not been proven.