The Head of Iran’s Department of Environment (DoE) said the Taliban admitted to the fact that they should give Iran its water share from the Helmand River.
Ali Salajegheh told reporters on Wednesday that for the first time, the Taliban have accepted that Iran’s water share should be released from the Helmand River.
“Fortunately, during the economic delegation’s visit by the Taliban to Iran, we had a meeting, and for the first time, the Taliban accepted that Iran’s water rights should be respected in the Helmand River,” he added.
Salajegheh mentioned that the Taliban cited water scarcity as one of the reasons for the delay in releasing Iran’s share of the Helmand waters.
This is despite the fact that tensions over the issue of Iran’s water rights from the Helmand River have been one of the most tense issues between Iran and the Taliban this year.