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    Kerry Urges Russia, China, Pakistan, India, Iran to Bring Peace to Afghanistan

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    US Secretary of State John Kerry called for Russia, China, Pakistan, India and Iran to help Afghanistan overcome its problems, including the Taliban insurgency.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Afghanistan's neighbors should play a more active role in the region in order to bring prosperity and peace to the country, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.

    "I urge Russia, China, Pakistan, India and Iran to think about the special role that they could play in this region in order to help make a major difference not only in the long term economy and future and social structure of Afghanistan but in reaching peach with the Taliban," Kerry said at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan.

    Afghanistan is in a state of political and social turmoil, with government forces fighting the continuing Taliban insurgency, while the Daesh terror group, outlawed in Russia, has also expanded its activities both in the country and in the neighboring states.

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