Iran’s Vice President for Legal Affairs, Mohammad Dehqan, negotiations with de facto authorities of Afghanistan about the Helmand water rights have reached positive results.
Dehqan said that following the Helmand water rights issues between Tehran and Kabul emerged; his office presented legal and expert reports.
He said that the Iranian foreign and energy ministries were tasked with pursuing the water rights issue; however, he still needs to explain the result of the negotiations.
This comes after the Iranian minister of energy, Ali Akbar Mehrabian’s statement in a press conference that “we will not compromise on water rights in any way,” referring to Helmand water rights.
He asked the Taliban authorities in Kabul to release and allow water to enter Iran. “We will not fail in any way. It is not enough that the Afghan side only verbally recognizes this right,” said Mehrabian.
Earlier, he warned, “Although our water share has not been given, we are taking necessary measures to supply water to the people.”
Based on the 1973 agreement, both parties vowed to act immediately, and the current interim administration in Kabul reiterated its commitment to Iran’s water rights.