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
War on the Rocks: Based on a number of interviews with former Afghan officials, we believe that Tehran will struggle in its efforts to forge a cooperative relationship with the Taliban. Although the fight against the Islamic State in Afghanistan could create common ground, there are plenty of other pitfalls. The Taliban’s resistance to sharing
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi May 27, 2022 The Taliban has tried to stem the flow of Afghans attempting to escape economic ruin and persecution. But, despite an official ban, the smuggling of undocumented migrants to neighboring Iran and Pakistan continues to rise with the help of Taliban border guards and officials willing to look the other
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty May 24, 2022 By Michael Scollon Drone warfare benefits from stealth, unpredictability, and the ability to send a targeted message without open military involvement. Similar, it appears, to Iran’s intentions when it comes to its plans to manufacture drones in Tajikistan. General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, the head of Iran’s armed forces, launched
RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi: After the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, Afghanistan became an unlikely refuge for a small number of dissidents from neighboring Iran. The Western-backed Afghan government granted asylum to the Iranian nationals, who were allowed to live freely without the fear of political persecution. But after the Taliban seized power in August 2021, some
Tolo News: “Afghan people must have an inclusive government to cover all political groups and ethnicities and as well as a government that can provide a lasting security across the country,” said Ebrahim Raisi. Several Afghan experts said the establishment of an inclusive government could be a pathway to end challenges that currently exist in