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In a move in violation of a 1973 treaty with Iran, Afghanistan has refused to supply its neighbor with share of water from the Hirmand River, which rises in Afghanistan and flows through eastern parts of Iran, according to Iran’s Energy Ministry.
Iran says it is ready to provide assistance to the Afghan people who are in dire need of relief aid after days of heavy snowfall caused a series of deadly avalanches.[:ar]
An Iranian lawmaker strongly rejected the claims made by a number of Afghan officials about Iran’s support for Taliban terrorist group, saying any relationship between Tehran and Taliban is absolutely impossible.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed the need for immediate implementation of joint projects with Afghanistan.
Abdullah Abdullah, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, has reportedly arrived in the Iranian capital to attend an ongoing memorial ceremony for the late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The Afghanistan-based militant group Taliban has rejected the allegations that its members have received invitations to participate in the Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani exchanged views on a range of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East region.
Iranian Foreign Minister says Tehran is resolved to continue its support for the nation and government of Afghanistan as they move towards “a stable, safe and prosperous Afghanistan”.