Afghanistan Warned Against Breaching Iran Water Rights

Iran is fed up with empty promises made by Afghan officials over the shared transboundary Helmand River and it is high time Afghans abide by the terms of the contract they signed with Iran in 1973
Afghanistan Warned Against  Breaching Iran Water Rights
Afghanistan Warned Against  Breaching Iran Water Rights

Afghanistan's Taliban-led administration is not allowed to trample upon Iranian people’s water rights in the drought-stricken Sistan-Baluchestan Province under lame excuses.
President Ebrahim Raisi made the statement in a Pakistani border town on Thursday during his first official visit to the neighboring country in 10 years, the Energy Ministry’s news portal reported.
Warning Afghan officials over violating Iran’s water rights on shared transboundary Helmand River, he urged the Afghan Taliban to permit Iranian hydrologists to check the water levels of the river, which originates in the Afghan Hindu Kush mountain range.
“I warn the Taliban to take my words seriously, as this is the last time we are resorting to diplomatic solutions. Water paucity is a global challenge and we are determined to stand up for our rights and they are advised to release Iran’s water share before we decide to take other measures.”


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