Only 8 Million Cubic Meters of Water Released To Iran, Says Iranian MP

Wednesday, 09/14/2022

Habibullah Dahmarda, a member of the Iranian Parliament, has protested against the amount of water released from Afghanistan to Iran.

Dahmarda said that Iran's annual water rights is 820 million cubic meters, but this year only 8 million cubic meters of water has been released.

Earlier, Feda Hossein Maliki, a member of the National Security Commission of the Iranian Parliament, had said that the Taliban were "mischievous" with regards to water rights issues of Iran.

Maliki stated that Iran is caught up in internal disputes of the Taliban regarding Iran’s water rights issues, and demanded that the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces should be engaged in the process.

Dahmarda too emphasised on the water rights of Iran and said that it must be seriously demanded by the Iranian authorities.

Last month, Hassan Kazemi Qomi, Iran's Special Representative for Afghanistan affairs, announced that the Taliban had released water based on water rights of the country. However, the Iranian authorities are not content with the current amount of water released for Tehran.

Earlier, Iran Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian during a phone call with Taliban's Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi had warned that if Iran's water rights issue is not resolved quickly and seriously, it will have negative impact on other areas of cooperation of Tehran with the Taliban.

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