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Iran Condemns Biased Reports on Incident along Border with Afghanistan

Iran Materials 20 October 2011 06:48
Iran's Embassy in Kabul lashed out at biased media reports on an unintended border incident, and stressed that the two sides' border guards have resolved the misunderstanding immediately after it happened.
Iran Condemns Biased Reports on Incident along Border with Afghanistan

Iran's Embassy in Kabul lashed out at biased media reports on an unintended border incident, and stressed that the two sides' border guards have resolved the misunderstanding immediately after it happened, FNA reported.

"Unfortunately, we are occasionally witnessing negative, biased and untruthful news fabrication by a number of Afghan media against the Islamic Republic of Iran, which will apparently stir tension in the two countries' friendly and good ties unintentionally," the embassy in said in a statement released on Wednesday, rejecting Afghan media reports on intentional heavy border clashes between the two countries' armed forces.

The statement confirmed the happening of an isolated case of misunderstanding between the two countries' border guards at a point at Iran-Afghanistan (936km-long ) shared border, but stressed that the two sides managed to settle the misunderstanding through a meeting between their border guards.

The Islamic Republic of Iran spends heavy funds each year to provide security along its shared borders in a bid to let the people in Iran-Afghanistan border towns live and go on with their trade and economic activities under full security, the statement reminded, indicating that Tehran attaches much importance to security at its borders with the neighboring countries, specially Afghanistan.

Media reports last week claimed that Iran fired seven mortar shells into Afghanistan following a dispute over an Afghan village in Southwestern Nimruz province.



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