General Bagheri's imminent visit to Russia after his recent consultations in Pakistan, in addition to signaling the Islamic Republic's integration with its neighbors to achieve lasting stability and security in the region, is a warning to those seeking to destabilize the region to achieve its ambitious goals.
Russia believes that the 20-year presence of the United States and NATO in Afghanistan ended in disgrace and considers it not only a defeat, but also a catastrophe. The old problems such as terrorism, drug trafficking and the low standard of living of the people not only remained unresolved but the problems even intensified. Foreign forces failed to establish a stable political system after their withdrawal. With the Taliban coming to power, the political system will change again.
Permanent membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will henceforth present Iran as a power that, in addition to strong popular support and domestic beliefs, is accompanied by a large foreign political-economic-security support, which will naturally have a far greater impact from Western threats and pressures.
Despite being fully aware of the Taliban's relationship with Pakistan, Biden has tried to mislead public opinion by putting this country next to Iran, China and Russia in order to accuse the United States of accusing of coordinating with ISI, Pakistan and the Taliban, and also to show the other three countries as the supporter of the Taliban.
Iran can be effective and helpful to the SCO, I am saying this from two perspectives. First, they will be happy, the SCO and Central Asia will be happy with Iran's membership. The reason is that Iran will give accesses to the Persian Gulf and Persian Gulf gives accesses to the Indian Ocean; so, the Indian Ocean will pave accesses to the world for trade purposes.
The United States will continue its containing China policy in the future despite leaving Afghanistan which borders the emerging superpower. China is rapidly emerging as a superpower, especially in the economic field, and it is becoming a major challenge to Washington. For that, Washington has set containing China as of the principles of foreign policy in recent years. Meanwhile, it seems that Beijing will continue to be atop the US agenda in the future.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov set a condition for the Taliban's recognition, saying it depends on their actions and the group's compliance with their promises.
Although the withdrawal of US troops is apparently taking place, they are trying to continue to infiltrate Afghanistan through intelligence and security mechanisms because of the strategic interests they envision for themselves in the region, and for this purpose, they will also benefit from the help of countries like Pakistan.