Iran’s energy minister said that after inspecting the Deh Rawood hydrometric station in Helmand province, it was confirmed that Afghanistan is facing a ‘serious’ drought.
“Recently, our colleagues visited Deh Rawood hydrometric station in Helmand. This visit showed that the drought in Afghanistan is also serious,” Ali Akbar Mehrabian said, as cited by ISNA news agency.
Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran’s special representative for Afghanistan affairs, also said that the water level at Deh Rawood hydrometric station was below the average for a typical monthly water year.
In the past few months, tensions between Iran and the Taliban administration have significantly heightened, primarily stemming from Tehran’s allegations that Kabul has been deliberately constraining water flow.
This situation has prompted a notable escalation in bilateral tensions as both sides grapple with the complex issue of water resource management and its implications for their relations.
These mounting tensions have sparked concerns about the potential consequences for regional stability and cooperation, underscoring the critical need for diplomatic dialogue and collaboration to address the underlying concerns and prevent further escalation.
Recently, Abdul Kabir, political deputy of the Taliban administration’s PM, said that “the water issue with Iran has been resolved, with great happiness, with talks, instead of war.”