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Iran imposes ultimatum on Taliban to release control of border waters

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Chargé d’Affaires of the Iranian embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, said that if it is proven that there is water in the Kajiki dam in Afghanistan and the Taliban prevent its release, then the movement should be held responsible for what.

Kazemi Komi said that the Kaiki dam is 700 km from the Iranian border, and there are three states along this 700 km road, and even if all the water behind the Kaiki dam is released, it will not reach Iran.

According to the Mehr News Agency, Hassan Kazemi Qomi said regarding Iran’s rights to water from the Hermand River and consultations with Taliban officials: “If it is proven that there is water in the dam and the Taliban movement will prevent its discharge in recognizing this right in accordance with the water treaty between the two countries, She must take responsibility.”

The Iranian President’s Special Representative for Afghanistan confirmed that the Taliban have one month to vacate Iran’s water rights from the Harmand River.

He stated that Taliban officials know that if they want a strong and stable government in Afghanistan that includes all representatives of the people, and that the country is moving towards construction, stability, independence and prosperity, they must have constructive engagement with their neighbors.

Regarding the statements of Taliban officials, Hassan Kazemi Qomi said, “Last year, contrary to what Taliban officials said, almost 2 billion cubic meters of water entered the Gudzar region due to the state of the dam, while Taliban experts promised to solve this problem. and not repeat this mistake.” After that, they no longer got up to solve the problem.”

Kazemi Komi added: “Taliban technical representatives say that over time, 60% of the water fell into the Kamal Khan dam … and we said that our experts should verify this issue when they visit the dam,” stressing that when our specialists are going to Afghanistan, we can offer a solution, and, of course, there is a solution.

He said the Taliban had built a 4.5-kilometer-long earth embankment on the side of the wall leading to Godzra to prevent flood waters from being diverted.

He clarified that the second problem was the problems faced by the main outlets of the dam, as he confirmed that the two main outlets of the dam were not opened due to problems with their arms.

In this regard, he said, Taliban officials told them that the two stores were open this year.

Source: Mehr News Agency

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