Aug 17, 2021, 1:57 PM
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FM spox : Iran missions in Afghanistan open, active

Tehran, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Tuesday that the Iranian Embassy in Kabul and consulate in Herat are open and active.

Some media announced that only the embassies of China, Russia, and Pakistan are still open in Kabul.

Earlier, Khatibzadeh said  out of Iran's five missions in Afghanistan, namely in Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif, Jalalabad, Herat, and Kandahar, the staff of three representative offices, including Mazar-i-Sharif, Jalalabad, and Kandahar are now working from Kabul, adding that for certain reasons, the closure of these three offices was not made public but currently only three guards and a few local employees are present in these three offices.

Khatibzadeh went on to note that in Kabul, the number of staff has been drastically reduced to a size which would allow no disruption in routine tasks.

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