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Afghan President Postpones Visit To Tehran

President Karzai (file photo) (CTK) 16 January 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has postponed a visit to Tehran, where he had been expected to hold a summit with the presidents of Iran and Tajikistan.

"Due to poor weather condition and technical problems, the journey of President Karzai to Iran has been postponed," Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman Navid Ahmad Mois announced:

No new date was given for when Karzai might visit Tehran.

Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency reported that Tajikistan's President Imomali Rakhmonov was expected to arrive in Tehran today for talks with Iranian leaders on expanding the economic and cultural ties between the two countries.

(RFE/RL's Afghan Service, IRNA)