DUSHANBE , January 17, Asia-Plus - During stay in Tehran Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov was also planned to attend tripartite summit of three Persian-speaking countries of Iran , Afghanistan and Tajikistan scheduled to be held in Tehran on January 17.  But the tripartite summit will not be held because Afghanistan ’s President Hamid Karzai cannot attend the meeting for “technical reasons”, Afghanistan.ru Internet-agency reported. 

            IRNA reports Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had telephone conversation with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai on Monday.  During the telephone conversation, the Afghan president highlighted his country''s difficulties and said that he was very busy with the upcoming meeting in London on ''Aid for Reconstruction of Afghanistan'' and therefore he could not attend the heads of states meeting in Tehran , according to IRNA.  He expressed the hope that he would visit Tehran at the earliest opportunity, IRNA reported. 

            Some experts link postponement of Karzai’s visit to Iran to debates around the nuclear program of Iran .  They also hold that Afghan president’s visit to Iran ahead of an international conference on aid for reconstruction of Afghanistan’s economy scheduled to held in London in late January might complicate dialogue with Western countries.