8am: Local sources in Nimruz province have reported that during the past seven days, nearly 3,000 Afghan immigrants have been deported from Iran. Almost 2,844 Afghan immigrants have entered Nimruz province from the Silk Bridge on the Afghan–Iranian border, sources said on Thursday, August 18. Forced deportation, harassment, and pushing the refugees behind the wall
Tehran Times: “Through continuous diplomatic interaction and organizational cooperation, the water released from Afghanistan entered Sistan today,” IRIB quoted Kazemi Qomi as saying on Saturday. Negotiations will go on for securing a stable flow of water from the Helmand River to Sistan-Baluchestan province, he added. Afghanistan and Iran have been involved in a prolonged dispute
Tolo News: Iran’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Hassan Kazimi Qomi, posted a video on Twitter and said that water has flowed from Afghanistan into Sistan, Iran. Meanwhile, the residents of Nimroz said that the recent droughts have severely affected their crops and they should be provided with irrigation water from Kamal Khan dam. “Unfortunately, our
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 31, 2022 Taliban and Iranian border guards have been engaged in gun battles along the Iran-Afghan frontier, leaving at least one person dead on the Afghan side, police officials said. “We have one killed and one wounded; the cause of the clash is not clear yet,” Bahram Haqmal, the police
Ariana: According to Iran’s IRNA news agency, Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told Afghanistan’s acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi in a phone conversation that he is dispatching the delegation in the near future in order to resolve issues around water. Amirabdollahian said the people of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan and their representatives in Parliament are
Ariana: Afghanistan’s finance ministry announced Saturday that a contract was signed for the purchase of 350,000 tons of oil from neighboring Iran. The agreement was signed with an Iranian firm during an Afghan delegation’s visit to the neighboring country. Click here to read more (external link).
It’s been estimated that 95 percent of the medicine in Afghanistan enters the country illegally. According to an investigation by RFE/RL’s Radio Farda, a significant portion of the pharmaceuticals come from Iran and are smuggled into Afghanistan on trucks and buses.
ANI: Water of the Helmand River will be shared with Iran based on the Helmand Water treaty signed in 1973 between the two countries, reported Tolo News. The 1973 treaty between Afghanistan and Iran states that Kabul will share the water from Helmand River with Tehran at the rate of 26 cubic meters of water
Al Jazeera: Iran hosts about 4 million Afghan refugees but anti-Afghan sentiment is on the rise amid economic distress in the country. “It’s still better to be here [Iran] than there, because here at least you have some safety,” Esmat said. “The Taliban wants to dictate how you dress, how your hair and facial hair
8am: The former government had stocked some heavy and light military equipment in Iran to prevent them from being seized by the Taliban group in the very first months of the clash escalation between the Taliban and former government security forces. It is now reported that Iran has returned and delivered back the military equipment