In a statement on Tuesday, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi emphasized Tehran’s active pursuit of matters concerning water rights treaties with neighbouring countries.
During a press conference, Raisi said that discussions and efforts by his special representative for Afghanistan affairs, Kazmi Qomi, resulted in the deployment of an Iranian team of experts.
Meanwhile, the Taliban administration permitted the group to assess the water allocation for the Sistan and Baluchistan province.
Addressing the pressing issue of water scarcity in Iran, Raisi emphasized that his country already has agreements with neighbouring countries concerning water resources.
In recent months, tensions between Iran and Afghanistan have heightened due to Tehran’s allegation that Kabul has been limiting the water flow. Earlier this year, Iran’s president explicitly warned the Taliban administration against infringing upon the water rights of the Iranian people, particularly concerning the shared Helmand River.
Earlier, Iran’s Minister of Energy reported a significant development. After assessing the Deh Rawood hydrometric station in Helmand province, it was determined that Afghanistan is facing a grave drought.
Meanwhile, Taliban officials said that Iran is well aware of Afghanistan’s water situation.