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Iran resumes flights to Afghanistan

Iran has taken a measured approach to the Taliban after the group seized control of Afghanistan during the US military withdrawal.
Passengers get off from a privately owned Iranian airline Mahan Air flight at the airport in Kabul on Sept. 15, 2021.

Flights between Iran and Afghanistan have resumed after receiving permission from Iranian and Afghan aviation authorities.

The private Iranian airline Mahan Air flew 19 passengers on a charter flight from the holy city of Mashhad to the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Wednesday. Mahan then brought 26 people back to Mashhad. There was also a flight from Kabul to Tehran. The flights took off after the Iranian Civil Aviation Organization and their Afghan counterparts issued the necessary permits, the semi-official Mehr News Agency reported.

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