News ID: 321782
Published: 0318 GMT May 21, 2022

Iran pursuing legal resolution of water dispute with Afghanistan

Iran pursuing legal resolution of water dispute with Afghanistan
The undated photo shows the Helmand River, known as the Hirmand River in Iran, in Afghanistan.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said the country will pursue its rights to water supply from the Hirmand River through legal channels amid a longstanding water dispute with neighboring Afghanistan.

Speaking to IRNA on the sidelines of his visit on Saturday to the Dowqarun border crossing, which connects Afghanistan's Herat with Iran's northeastern city of Mashhad, Saeed Khatibzadeh added Afghanistan has so far failed to adhere to the terms of the 1973 water treaty between the two sides, Press TV wrote.

He noted that high commissioners of the two countries have discussed ways to secure Iran’s water rights from the Hirmand River, known as Helmand River in Afghanistan, on several occasions in the southeastern border province of Sistan-Baluchestan, without any significant breakthrough.



Resource: Press TV
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