Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has said that the officials of the Islamic Emirate, unlike the previous officials of Afghanistan, have acknowledged and emphasized Iran's sovereignty.
Iran's Foreign Minister Hussain Amir Abdullahian responded to the reporter of IRNA news agency about Iran's occupation of Helmand and said: During the past one and a half years and on the order of the president of this country, in his frank talks with the Acting Foreign Minister of the Islamic Emirate and also in the pursuit of Kazemi Qomi The Special Representative of the President of Iran for Afghanistan Affairs and the Minister of Energy of this country have seriously followed the issue of Iran's occupation of Helmand.
Iran's foreign minister added that the officials of the Islamic Emirate, unlike the previous officials of Afghanistan, acknowledge and emphasize Iran's right.
Amir Abdullahian further said that in his recent detailed negotiations with Amir Khan Muttaqi, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, he also followed up the issue of Iran's occupation.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue collective efforts until achieving the desired result and all options are on the agenda to achieve it.
Meanwhile, Iran's Tasnim news agency has reported that a number of residents of five cities (districts) of Sistan and Baluchistan have gathered in the dry Hamon wetland to protest against not receiving water rights from the Helmand River.
Protesters have demanded to pursue Iran's claim from Helmand according to the 1351 treaty, to modify the Kamal Khan Dam and to prevent the completion of the Bakhshabad Dam on the Farah River.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran has also said that the people of Sistan are right and "we will continue efforts" to solve this problem through diplomacy.
Afghanistan and Iran have signed a treaty to share the water of the Helmand River in 1351.
Afghanistan has built a water dam along the Helmand River in Nimroz province at a cost of more than 200 million dollars. This dam is named after Kamal Khan, which has a storage capacity of 52 million cubic meters of water and can irrigate about 174 thousand hectares of agricultural land.