Afghanistan’s Taliban says it is committed to Iran’s water rights
Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban have said they are committed to the water agreement with neighbouring Iran amid shortages and protests in the country.
Iranian energy ministry official accused the Taliban of not releasing enough water from the Kamal Khan Dam on the Helmand River, as a bulk of it was draining into an inland basin close to the border instead of Iran’s Hamun Lake. However, Press TV reported that Afghan authorities have since informed Iran’s Energy Minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian in a phone call that they will soon rectify the problem.
Last year, both countries signed an agreement over water rights, ending almost 50 years of disputes