How Iranian regime benefits from the premature US departure from Afghanistan

Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers patrol the area near a checkpoint recaptured from the Taliban, in the Alishing district of Laghman province, Afghanistan July 8, 2021. (REUTERS) By Track Persia July 26, 2021 The planned US forces withdrawal from Afghanistan has coincided with the revelation that the Iranian regime has set up new [...]

By |July 26th, 2021|Afghanistan, North America, USA|

Iran opens a new sectarian front in Afghanistan

Iranian-backed Afghan Fatemiyoun brigade fighters in Syria. (Supplied) By Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg July 21, 2021 The Iranian newspaper Jomhouri Islami on Monday revealed that a pro-Iran militia had been set up in Afghanistan. The revelation coincides with the ongoing US troop withdrawal from the country and bodes ill for its security and stability. [...]

By |July 21st, 2021|Afghanistan|

Afghanistan condemns Iranian claim that a pro-Shiite group is formed

Some of the members of the new group are former members of the Fatemyoun Division, a militia organization mobilized by Iran to fight in Syria's civil war. (Supplied) July 20, 2021 Afghan government officials have accused the Islamic Republic of Iran of "conspiracy, sedition and war mongering" in Afghanistan on Monday. The accusation [...]

By |July 20th, 2021|Afghanistan|

IRGC sending Afghan refugees to military training in Lebanon

Iran - A funeral for Afghan soldiers who were organized by Iran to fights in Syria and have been killed inside Syria, on May 05, 2015. (Tasnim) July 17, 2021 The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has again begun recruiting Afghan migrants and refugees to be sent to Lebanon for military training, IranWire’s [...]

By |July 17th, 2021|Afghanistan, Lebanon|

Iran official says Taliban ready to resume cross-border transport

The border is expected to open officially in the next few days. (APA) July 12, 2021 Mohammad-Taghi Hashemi, an Iranian official in Khorasan-Rzazavi province bordering Afghanistan said Sunday that the Taliban has "unofficially" agreed to normalize transit through border crossings they have seized. Officials say transport of goods through one of the border [...]

By |July 12th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran and Russia move to fill diplomatic vacuum in Afghanistan

Russia has sought assurances that the Taliban will not allow Afghanistan’s northern borders to be used as a base for attacks on the former Soviet republics. (AP) By Patrick Wintour July 10, 2021 Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Russia have moved to fill the military and diplomatic vacuum opening up in Afghanistan as a result of [...]

By |July 10th, 2021|Afghanistan, Russia|

Halt in Iran-Afghanistan trade after Taliban seize two border crossings

Afghan National Army soldiers patrol the area near a checkpoint recaptured from the Taliban, in the Alishing district of Laghman province, July 8, 2021. (REUTERS) July 10, 2021 Ruhollah Latifi, spokesman of Iran's Customs Organization, said Thursday evening that transport of goods between Iran and Afghanistan had been curtailed following the Taliban capture of two [...]

By |July 10th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Taliban seize key Afghan border crossing with Iran

Afghans return to Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in the western Herat Province, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP) July 8, 2021 The Taliban on Thursday seized another key Afghan border crossing, this time with Iran, according to an Afghan official and Iranian media. The seizure is part of a Taliban surge [...]

By |July 8th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Afghan govt meets Taliban in Tehran

Pro-Taliban Afghans wave group’s flag at the Mellat Park in Tehran, Aug 1, 2020. (Asharq Al-Awsat) July 7, 2021 An Afghan government delegation met with Taliban representatives in Tehran Wednesday, the Iranian foreign ministry said, as the Islamist militia pressed a lightning advance amid the pullout of US troops. Opening the Tehran talks, [...]

By |July 7th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Taliban commander: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have our backs on the border

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards march during a 2010 military parade in Tehran. (AFP) July 7, 2021 A senior Taliban intelligence official based in Badghis province, north-western Afghanistan, spoke to IranWire on the condition that we use his chosen pseudonym: Molavi Mohammad. He pledged allegiance to the Taliban five years ago and fought against [...]

By |July 7th, 2021|Afghanistan|