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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|

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|