1TV: Hundreds of vehicles were burnt in a massive blaze that tore through the customs post last week. Iranian drivers say nearly a hundred of vehicles belonged to them. One of the drivers, as quoted by Fars news agency, criticized customs officials for stopping his vehicles for six days while usually it would be released
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 13, 2021 HERAT, Afghanistan — A fuel tanker exploded on the Afghan-Iranian border on February 13, causing a massive fire and a chain reaction that destroyed more than 500 trucks carrying natural gas and fuel. Afghan officials and Iranian state media said the blast occurred on the Afghan side of
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 4, 2021 By Golnaz Esfandiari Iran is defending its hosting of a senior Taliban delegation for an entire week in a move that analysts say is aimed at highlighting its influence and cultivating ties with the potential future government of Afghanistan. The delegation, led by Taliban political leader Mullah Abdul
Ariana: During talks with a visiting Taliban delegation, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Sunday called for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan. Iran’s foreign ministry said in a press release after the meeting between the Taliban delegation, led by the group’s deputy leader Mullah Ghani Baradar, and Zarif that Iran’s foreign minister
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty January 27, 2021 A Taliban delegation has held talks with high-ranking Iranian officials in Tehran amid ongoing peace talks between the Afghan government and the militant group. Taliban spokesman Mohammad Naeem tweeted that the delegation led by deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar met with Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National
Ariana: The Taliban’s head of its political office, Mullah Baradar Akhand and an accompanying delegation arrived in Iran on Monday for talks with Iranian officials. The Taliban’s spokesman Mohammad Naeem said they would discuss relations between the two countries; the issue of Afghan refugees in Iran; and the current political and security situation in Afghanistan.
Tolo News: India has delivered a consignment of heavy equipment, including cranes, for further development of Iran’s Chabahar port, the Hindustan Times reported. The report said that this signals New Delhi’s commitment to the strategic connectivity project that can provide access to markets in Central Asia. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called Iran “the new Afghanistan” as he accused Tehran of providing safe haven for al Qaeda militants. “I would say Iran is, indeed, the new Afghanistan – as the key geographic hub for al-Qaida – but it’s actually worse,” Pompeo said speaking at the National Press
Press TV January 10, 2021 Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) says the value of exports to Afghanistan is expected to reach $5 billion in the calendar year to March 2022. TPO chief Hamid Zadboum said on Sunday that exports through the eastern Iranian border had increased in the nine months to late December. Iran sent
Tolo News: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in an interview that aired on Monday, said that 2,000 Afghans are still fighting in Syria and that Iran would be willing to arm more in the fight against Daesh if the Afghan government was willing. Click here to read more (external link). Related Transcript of TOLO