Archive for the ‘Afghanistan’ Category

Iran Says ‘Reserves’ Right To Act On Afghan Water Dispute

Via Terra Daily, a report on continued water tension between Iran and Afghanistan: Iran said Friday it “reserves” the right to take action as a dispute with Afghanistan escalates over an upstream river dam that restricts the flow of water into the country. “The Islamic Republic of Iran reserves its rights to take necessary measures […]

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Iran Sends Stern Warning To Taliban Over Water Share

Via Tasnim News, a report that Iran has sent another stern warning to the Taliban over water: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi cautioned the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan that they will have to accept the consequences of their failure to provide Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan with its share of water from the Hirmand […]

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Taliban Agree to Supply Iran’s Water Share: Envoy

Via Tasnim News Agency, a report that the Taliban delegation attending a meeting in China has pledged that Kabul will allow Iran to have its share of water from the joint resources under a bilateral treaty, Iran’s special representative for Afghanistan Hassan Kazemi Qomi said. Commenting on the issues discussed with the Taliban delegation on […]

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Iran Pursuing Water Rights from Helmand River

Via Tasnim News, a report that Iran is pursuing water rights from Afghanistan’s Helmand River Securing Iran’s water rights from the Helmand (Hirmand) River is a major priority of the government, Minister of Energy Ali Akbar Mehrabian said, adding that the country will make its utmost effort in this regard. Mehrabian made the comment late […]

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Afghanistan Seeks to Control Its Own Water Destiny

Via The Diplomat, a look at how the Taliban’s plan to upgrade Afghanistan’s water infrastructure is raising tensions with neighboring countries: Facing acute drought conditions, the Taliban government is undertaking an ambitious program to upgrade its water infrastructure. However, the program has elevated tensions with the countries surrounding Afghanistan. Kabul lacks the technical ability to […]

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Afghan Farmers: Helmand Province Should Receive Water Before Iran

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the growing tension between Afghanistan and Iran over water in the Helmand River: Some farmers and residents of the province of Helmand urged the current government to avoid bringing up the topic of water rights with Iran at this time. According to them, the whole country, especially Helmand, […]

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