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Afghanistan: Protest in Kabul against the Iranian government

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Afghanistan, Iran, Economics & Business, Governance, International Relations, Politics, Protest

Afghan protesters demonstrated [1] on Thursday outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan against the ill treatment of Afghan immigrants and refugees in Iran, and also against Iran's ongoing fuel blockade against Afghanistan. Today's demonstration was organized [2] by the Afghanistan Solidarity Party. The Iranian government says the objective of the blockade is to prevent NATO forces from getting the fuel.

Burning photos of Iran's leaders

This video shows demonstrators burning photos of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. People cheered, “Down with Ahmadinejad and Khamenei.”

Iranian prisoners, Afghan victims

Radio Koocheh has published [3] several photos from today's demonstration. The Afghan protesters carried photos of Afghan victims and Iranian jailed political activists (above).

Radio Koocheh writes that dozens of protesters threw stones at Iran's embassy in Kabul.

Porteghal Froosh (means ‘Orange Seller’) writes [4] [fa] that last Friday , on January 7, there was another demonstration against the Islamic Republic's decision to block 200 fuel tankers from entering Afghanistan. The blogger writes that the block caused a rise in fuel prices… The Afghan government has accused the Iranian policy of violating international laws.

Eghtesad Afghnestan (means ‘Afghanistan Economy’) writes [5] [fa] that Afghanistan imports all its fuel and that 30% comes from Iran.