The Iranian Foreign Ministry said the country has sent the message that its borders must remain calm and secure in the wake of the insurgency of the Taliban who have taken control of many areas in Afghanistan.
Chief Commander of Iran’s Army Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said the ongoing developments in the neighboring Afghanistan do not pose the slightest threat to the security of the Iranian borders as they are under surveillance by high-tech electronic equipment.
Iran said on Friday that full security is maintained along the country’s eastern borders after the Taliban, which claims to be controlling 85 percent of the territory in Afghanistan, said they have captured the war-torn country’s main conduit for trade with neighboring Iran.
A senior Sudanese official rejected an initiative by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to settle the border dispute with Ethiopia, saying it aims to divide the claimed Al-Fashaga area between the two countries.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the country’s authorities are working on the case of recent clashes with fuel smugglers in a southeastern region near the common border with Pakistan.