Iranian Army Currently Sealing Afghanistan-Iran Border, Says Country’s Military Official

Friday, 04/19/2024

Abdul Rahman Sasanian, an Iranian military commander, announced that Iranian army forces are currently involved in sealing the border strip between Iran and Afghanistan.

Sasanian emphasised that all necessary infrastructure for this project has been established at various border points between the two countries.

On Friday, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that Sasanian called the sealing of the border strip between Iran and Afghanistan as one of Iran's most significant projects. According to statements from this Iranian official, the project is being executed by engineers from Iran’s Army’s Ground Forces.

IRNA's report outlined that this project extends from the Dogharon border to Khaf city, with the project including a four-metre-high wall and fencing on its upper part.

In February 2024, Kioumars Heydari, the commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces, had stated that the presence of the army at the borders is not indicative of insecurity; rather, it signifies military preparedness.

Previously, Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson, had remarked that the sealing of the Afghanistan-Iran border should be achieved through agreement.

Since the Taliban took over power in 2021, there have been multiple clashes between the group's forces and Iranian border guards.

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