The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) said one of its main checkpoints on the eastern border with Afghanistan resumed processing trade cargoes after a brief closure that was caused by clashes in the region.
A Russia-led post-Soviet security bloc started its largest military drills near the Tajik-Afghan border in years on Monday amid cross-border tensions ahead of talks between Afghanistan's new Taliban leaders and major regional powers.
Talks between Indian and Chinese army commanders to disengage troops from key friction areas along their border have ended in a stalemate and failed to ease a 17-month standoff that has sometimes led to deadly clashes, the two sides said.
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.