Saturday, 23 September 2023 12:36 GMT

Iran Interior Minister Updates on Border Clashes, Water Share Concerns

(MENAFN) Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi addressed the recent border clashes between Iran and Afghanistan, providing more details on the situation. Vahidi stated that the clashes were brief and have now ceased after Iran responded to the Afghan side. He reassured that there are currently no problems at the border point, and traffic is flowing smoothly. According to Vahidi, the Afghan border guards initiated the shooting, and Iran responded appropriately in self-defense.

Moreover, Vahidi mentioned that negotiations were held with the Taliban, resulting in the resolution of the conflicts. He emphasized that the border point is now open and peaceful. However, Vahidi also brought attention to Iran's water share from the Helmand River. He referred to previous discussions regarding the allocation of water from the river and expressed the need for a joint team to be formed, consisting of Taliban representatives and Iranian experts, to investigate the water situation in the region's dams. The main objective is to assess whether Iran's rightful water share is being fulfilled.

Vahidi further explained that if the dams indeed contain water, the Taliban side should ensure that Iran receives its designated share. However, if there is no water in the dams, he requested clarification from the Taliban regarding the current state of affairs. Iranian experts believe that water exists in these dams, and it is important to determine the accuracy of this assessment.


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