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Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and One - 27 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Three Hundred and One - 27 May 2023 - Page 2

Iran pursuing its ...

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The issue of Afghanistan’s lack of adherence to the 1973 water-sharing treaty and denying Iran its water rights under the pact has come back to center stage in recent months.
In 1973, the two sides agreed on a 26-cubic meter per second water flow into Iran.
Iran should receive an annual share of 820 million cubic meters from Hirmand River under the accord, which Afghanistan has grossly violated in letter and spirit, endangering the lives of many Iranians who rely on the Hamoun wetlands for drinking water, agriculture, and fishing.
Afghanistan has also built dams on Hirmand, which have constricted the flow of water into Iran.
At the same time, the river is an international, or cross-border, waterway in that the two neighbors are legally obliged to share the water of the river.
Referring to Iran’s warnings over securing its water rights by Afghanistan, the Iranian parliamentarian said that the Taliban authorities should pay attention to Iran’s vital demands.
He said that in line with its legal demand, the Islamic Republic is also pursuing the issue through international assemblies and institutions.


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