Iranian diplomat confirms closure of Iranian aid agency in Afghanistan

The Taliban has halted the operations of the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation in several provinces of Afghanistan, including the capital city Kabul. This development was confirmed by Iran’s Deputy Envoy in Kabul, Seyyed Hassan Mortazavi.

Mortazavi shared in a tweet that the foundation’s activities have been suspended for a period exceeding two months. He emphasized that the Taliban must provide a clear explanation for this abrupt cessation.

The seasoned Iranian diplomat also expressed that this committee holds a distinguished record of over four decades of service in Afghanistan. Despite this, it has been prohibited from carrying out its work for the past two months.

Media reports from Iran have indicated that the Taliban’s restrictions have affected the Iranian relief foundation’s operations not only in Kabul but also in the provinces of Herat and Balkh within Afghanistan.