Today, Thursday, May 25, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said: “we do not recognise the current government of Afghanistan and the Taliban is a part of Afghanistan’s reality, not all of it.”
Iran’s foreign minister spoke regarding Iran’s water rights and said: “we have had talks with the Taliban officials, and we believe that the basis of the 1351 agreement should be taken into account. We have also told the Taliban officials that this issue will not be resolved with a political statement.”
In another part of his speech, he referred to the process of peace and stopping the war in Afghanistan and said: “We want to help the process of achieving peace and security in Afghanistan, and we have reciprocal expectations from the Taliban.”
On the other hand, Iran’s foreign minister expressed his concern about the lack of formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan. He added: “We are unhappy with the fact that an all-inclusive government has not been formed in Afghanistan and we have announced this issue to the Taliban. We do not recognise the current government of Afghanistan and we emphasize the necessity of forming an inclusive government in Afghanistan. Also, the Taliban is part of the reality of Afghanistan, not all of it.”
These statements are made while the issue of Iran’s water rights has become a controversial issue between the two sides and Iranian officials threatened the Taliban in their comments.
Yesterday, May 24, Zalmay Khalilzad, the former US envoy to Afghanistan, accused the Iranian government of rioting and threatening Afghanistan in a series of tweets and said that Iran has received their water quota for 20 years.