Iranian economist says ties with Afghanistan help defeat US sanctions

Members of the Taliban delegation attend the opening session of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in the Qatari capital Doha, Sept. 12, 2020. (AFP) August 18, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Taliban government in Afghanistan have shared economic interests and interdependence, a well-known Iranian economic [...]

By |August 18th, 2021|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Afghans in Iran hold anti-Taliban protest in Esfahan

Afghans participate in a protest march against the “Taliban” in the Iranian city of Qom. (Shafaqna) August 17, 2021 Afghans living in Iran protested in the central city of Esfahan against the Taliban, on the third day in a row on Tuesday, and also condemned former president of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani. Around three [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran says its embassy in Kabul remains open

Afghan job seekers queue for a work visa outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul. Undated. (UNHCR) August 17, 2021 Iran’s embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul remains open and fully active, state media reported on Tuesday, a day after Tehran welcomed the “military failure” of its arch-foe the United States as it withdraws [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Afghanistan|

What treatment can fleeing Afghans expect from Iran?

Official statistics indicate that Afghan nationals make up the majority of immigrants to Iran, numbering an estimated 2.5 million. (AFP) By Behnam Gholipour August 17, 2021 With the Taliban’s lightning-fast and brutal seizure of Afghanistan now near-complete, Iran is braced for a new wave of desperate Afghan migrants making their way across the border in [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Afghanistan, Opinions On Iran|

Iran calls for Afghan dialogue as Raisi turns to Zarif

Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, center, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for an international peace conference in Moscow, March 18, 2021. (AP) August 17, 2021 Iran's new President Ebrahim Raisi (Raeesi) pledged Monday to back efforts to restore stability in neighboring Afghanistan as Iran’s calls for dialogue were overtaken [...]

By |August 17th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran sets up camps along Afghanistan border as Taliban enters Kabul

Internally displaced Afghan families sit in the courtyard of the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque in Kabul on August 13, 2021. (AFP) August 16, 2021 Iran said on Sunday it has prepared accommodation in three provinces bordering Afghanistan to provide temporary refuge to Afghans fleeing their country as Taliban insurgents enter the capital Kabul. “Camps have [...]

By |August 16th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Taliban offensive puts Iran in a bind

Taliban fighters are pictured in a vehicle along the roadside in Herat, Afghanistan, Aug 10, 2021. (Stock image) August 14, 2021 Iran has been beefing up its military presence along its border with Afghanistan since early May when US-led foreign troops began their complete withdrawal from the war-torn nation and the Taliban started an [...]

By |August 14th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Taliban assures Iranian Foreign Ministry its diplomats are safe

Iranian FM Javad Zarif (R) is shown meeting with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (C) of the Taliban in Tehran in a photo from January 31, 2021. (AFP) August 14, 2021 In one of Iran’s first official responses to the Taliban’s shock incursion into Afghanistan’s southern provinces, Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh issued a [...]

By |August 14th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran asks Taliban to ensure safety of diplomats in Herat

Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Farah, the capital of Farah province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug 2, 2021. (AP) August 13, 2021 Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday urged the Taliban to ensure the safety of its diplomats and staff at its consulate in the western Afghan city of Herat, which the [...]

By |August 13th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran’s sectarian proxy war in Afghanistan after US withdrawal

Iran established the Fatemiyoun Unit in the 1980s, comprising Afghanistan's Hazara Shias, during the Iran-Iraq war. (AP) By Abdul Basit Khan August 5, 2021 Amid the US pullout from Afghanistan and the Taliban's rapid territorial gains, Iran has formed a new Shia militia Hashd Al-Shi'i (Shiite Mobilisation) in the country by rebranding the [...]

By |August 5th, 2021|Afghanistan, Opinions On Iran|