Saturday, January 28, 2023

Iran-Afghanistan Relations

Taliban say they are committed to Iran’s water right

Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan's Taliban Amir Khan Muttaqi emphasized that the rulers are committed to respecting Iran's water rights from the Helmand River.

UNHCR official: Iran providing Afghan refugees with all facilities

An official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praises Iran for warmly hosting Afghan refugees in the country and providing them, particularly their children, with all facilities, including education.

Iranian universities ready to admit Afghan students after Taliban ban

Three gender-specific universities in Iran have expressed readiness to enroll hundreds of Afghan women after the Taliban barred female students from attending private and public universities in Afghanistan.

Iran pursuing border diplomacy with Pakistan, Afghanistan: Interior minister

The Iranian interior minister highlights the strategic significance of the country’s southeastern frontiers, saying the Tehran administration is pursuing an agenda to promote border diplomacy with neighboring Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Iranian Foreign Ministry says Afghan girls allowed to study in Iran 

An aide to Iran’s foreign minister says Afghan girls can study at Iranian universities through distant learning system and using the existing infrastructure in Iran.

Informed source denies reports of border shootout between Iranian, Afghan forces

An informed Iranian security source has denied rumors that a firefight broke out between Iranian and Afghan forces on Iran’s eastern border.

Funeral held for Iranian soldier killed along Afghanistan border

People in the northeastern Iranian city of Mash’had hold a funeral for a soldier killed by bandits along Iran’s border with Afghanistan.

Official: Taliban divert Hirmand water, deny Iran’s right

The Taliban rulers have followed in the footsteps of the previous administration in Afghanistan and have deprived Iran of its share of water from the Hirmand River, an Iranian official says.

Official: Iran exported shipments of diesel to Afghanistan last week

The CEO of the National Iranian Oil Refinery and Distribution Company says the country exported shipment after shipment of diesel to Afghanistan at a price of 1,100 dollars per ton last week.

Afghanistan’s acting FM calls for expansion of ties with Iran

Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister calls for expansion of economic ties with Iran. Amir Khan Mottaqi made the demand during a meeting with Alireza Bigdeli, Consular Deputy of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, and Bahador Aminian, Iranian Ambassador to Kabul.

Afghan FM: third parties should not be let harm Tehran-Kabul ties

Afghan Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Mottaqi says Afghanistan and Iran should not let other sides harm relations between the two countries.

Iranian minister in Kabul for Hirmand water right talks

Iran’s energy minister has called for the implementation of the 1972 Hirmand River treaty with Afghanistan over the water rights of the two countries.

Iran foreign ministry urges clarification over killing of diplomats in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan

On the 24th anniversary of the killing of the Iranian diplomats and journalist by the Taliban in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, the Iranian foreign ministry has called for shedding light on all dimensions of the terror incident.

Iran calls on Taliban to ensure Shia mourners’ security

Iran has strongly condemned the fatal terrorist attack on a Shia neighborhood in the Afghan capital Kabul and urged the Taliban to provide the Muharram mourners with security.

Raisi condemns Israeli ‘crimes in Gaza’, terror blast in Afghanistan

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has condemned Israel’s recent bloody air raids on the Gaza Strip, but reiterateed that the Palestinian nation’s resistance against “Tel Aviv’s crimes will speed up the collapse of the occupying regime.”

FM: Iran won’t give up even a drop of water rights

The Iranian foreign minister says Iran will not forgo even a drop of its water rights amid a dispute with neighboring Turkey and the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan.

Iran urges Afghanistan to direct guards over border security

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said that Afghan authorities should direct the country’s border guards to observe security considerations. This follows a brief armed clash between Iran and Afghan forces along the borders.

Iran, Taliban govt. to form joint committee to end border clashes

Iran and Afghanistan have held a meeting following recent clashes between border guards in Hirmand area.

Iran interior ministry says Taliban should brief guards on border limits

Iran’s deputy interior minister for security affairs says the Taliban officials should make sure Afghan border guards know the geographical limits and frontiers of the country, to prevent tensions that flare against the will of both sides.

Taliban say Iran will receive water right from Helmand River

A Taliban official who serves as the Afghanistan's energy and water ministry’s spokesman has said Iran will receive its water right from Helmand River under the 1972 agreement between the two countries.

Iranian forces, Taliban clash again on Iran-Afghanistan border

Clashes between Taliban forces and Iran border guards have reportedly left at least one person dead on the Afghan side.

Iran FM warns Taliban against negligence over Helmand water share

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has warned If the issue of Iran’s share of Helmand River’s water is not resolved swiftly and seriously, it will negatively impact other areas of cooperation between Iran and Afghanistan.

Iran will not forgo rights to water from Helmand River: Raisi

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says the Islamic Republic will forcefully pursue its right to water shares from the Helmand River in Afghanistan.

Official: Taliban withhold Iran’s water share

Iran and representatives of the Taliban administration in Afghanistan have failed to reach an agreement on the two countries’ share of water from the Hirmand River, an Iranian official says.

Iran says seeking to expand relations with Afghan rulers

Iran's special envoy for Afghanistan has said Tehran seeks to expand relations with Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers in order to contribute to the security, stability, and economic improvement of the war-torn country.

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