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Iran’s water woes worsen despite warmer Taliban ties

Iranian and Taliban officials have issued conflicting claims about how water from a dam in southwestern Afghanistan will be used, amid worsening shortages in Iran and protests.
Afghanistan dam

Protests in late January along the border between Iran and Afghanistan over water resources show that one of the key issues between the two countries remains unsolved, even as cooperation between the two deepens.

Photos were circulated of trucks with their windshields broken, reportedly by stones thrown by angry protesters just across the border from Afghanistan’s southwestern Nimroz province.

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