Iran & Afghanistan Discuss Water Dispute

Iran and Afghanistan have started a new round of talks on water sharing from the Helmand river & its tributary, according to Iranian media source.

“Negotiations focused on resolving the dispute over the critical share of the two countries which was determined as per a treaty signed in 1973 in Kabul:” Iranian media.

Iran and Afghanistan accuse each other of taking more water from the Helmand River than originally defined by an existing agreement, the issue is becoming political in both countries. Afghans believe there is a run-off into Iran that needs to be controlled, while Iranians complain that they are deprived of their fair share, especially because of Afghan dam-building.

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