Aug 12, 2021, 2:49 PM
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Iran temporarily closes consulate general in Mazar-i-Sharif

Tehran, IRNA – Following intensified fights in the northern regions of Afghanistan, Iran has temporarily closed its Consulate General in Mazar-i-Sharif and moved it to Kabul.

Iran’s Consulate General in Afghanistan announced the closure on Thursday, saying that the ongoing fights might cause insecurity in Mazar-i-Sharif city where the diplomatic mission was based.

The consulate general, however, stressed that it would continue offering services in Kabul for a limited period.

As soon as the condition becomes stable, the mission resumes activity in Mazar-i-Sharif.

Iran’s Consulate General in the city was attacked in 1998. Several Iranian diplomats and IRNA’s correspondent were killed in the attack.

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