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Afghan MPs accuse Iran of supporting terror in Herat

Afghan National Army soldiers march during training by Italian soldiers from NATO's Resolute Support Mission at a Military Training center in Herat, Feb. 9, 2017. (AFP) By Daniel Dayan January 23, 2021 A new finding by a delegation of Afghanistan’s parliament shows that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been providing support, both with funds [...]

By |January 23rd, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran’s suggestion of using Shiite fighters in Afghanistan seen as risky

A man walks past a painting on a wall with writing in the Dari Language reading "We cannot breath" during a protest themed killings of Afghans in Iran, in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 15, 2020. (AP) By Roshan Noorzai and Zafar Bamyani January 16, 2021 A recent Iranian offer for Afghanistan to use Iran-backed Shiite militias [...]

By |January 16th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran buys out Afghan media and entices journalists to spy on officials

Afghans return to Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in the western Herat Province, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP) By Daniel Dayan January 13, 2021 The Islamic Republic of Iran is flexing its media muscles in the western Afghan province of Herat, situated on the valley of the Hari River. The large Shia population [...]

By |January 13th, 2021|Afghanistan|

Iran presses U.S. to exit Iraq and Afghanistan, maneuvers to influence both

U.S. troops assess the damage after an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, August 2017. (Reuters) By David Brennan December 24, 2020 Iran is upping the ante against American military presence in neighboring Afghanistan and Iraq—two of America's so-called "forever wars" that President-Elect Joe Biden will be under pressure to finally end when he comes to power next month. [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, USA|

Iranian foreign minister’s remarks ‘irresponsible,’ could harm Kabul-Tehran ties — Afghan Taliban

Iranian FM Javad Zarif wears a protective mask and gloves during a cabinet meeting in Tehran, March 11, 2020. (AFP) December 23, 2020 An Afghan Taliban spokesman on Tuesday rejected the Iranian foreign minister’s remarks in a recent interview calling the Taliban a “terrorist group,” saying Mohammad Javad Zarif’s statement had the potential [...]

By |December 23rd, 2020|Afghanistan|

Afghan analysts say Tehran provoking sectarianism by suggesting Iranian militia ‘help’ Kabul fight Daesh

The Fatemiyoun Division while celebrating the Iranian revolution anniversary. (Al Arabiya) December 21, 2020 Senior Afghan analysts on Sunday slammed comments made by the Iranian foreign minister, where he suggested fighters from Fatemiyoun, an Iranian militia made up of Afghan Shia migrants, could ‘help’ in Kabul’s fight against Daesh. The Fatemiyoun Division is [...]

By |December 21st, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iran says will soon sign ‘comprehensive cooperation agreement’ with Afghanistan

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi. (YJC) December 14, 2020 Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs Abbas Araghchi announced that Tehran and Kabul will soon sign a “comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement”. He said four parts of the five-part deal have been agreed upon. The security aspect of the agreement is what remains [...]

By |December 14th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link with eye on trade

A train moves during the inauguration of a 140-kilometer (90-mile) line running from eastern Iran into western Afghanistan, at a railroad station in Khaf, Iran, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. (AP) December 10, 2020 The leaders of Iran and Afghanistan on Thursday inaugurated the first railway link between the two countries, expressing hope it [...]

By |December 10th, 2020|Afghanistan|

Afghan migrants could face ‘shocking’ punishments in Iran under draft law

Thousands of Afghan refugees re-enter Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, March 18, 2020. (AP) By Frud Bezhan December 3, 2020 Iranian lawmakers have proposed new legislation that would impose severe prison terms on undocumented migrants and allow security officers to shoot at vehicles suspected of carrying them. The move would [...]

By |December 3rd, 2020|Afghanistan|

An Afghan’s horrifying memory of a refugee camp in Iran

An Afghan child plays with a balloon at the Shahid Nasseri refugee camp in Taraz Nahid village near the city of Saveh in Iran, Feb 8, 2015. (AP) By Bagher Ebrahimi November 24, 2020 In recent years, thousands of Afghan refugees in Iran have been rounded up and sent to holding facilities on the [...]

By |November 24th, 2020|Afghanistan|