What is the relationship between Iran and Afghanistan?
Afghanistan and Iran are major trading partners since they share an extensive border region. As part of the trade corridor with Central Asia, Afghanistan exports to Iran increased to over 40 million USD in 2013 (mostly in form of agricultural products), but then declined to below 20 million USD in 2019.
What countries support Taliban?
The Taliban also receives some financial support from individuals in several countries. “Private citizens from Pakistan and several Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar are considered to be the largest individual contributors”, said the BBC.
Where is Mir Hussain now?
Mir remains in Kabul and his story will be told in ‘My Childhood, My Country – 20 Years in Afghanistan’ throughout September on ITV and ITV Hub. f you or someone you know needs support at this time, you can find more information by visiting the British Army website and the Government’s website.
How close are Iran and Afghanistan?
The Afghanistan–Iran border is 921 km (572 mi) in length and runs from the tripoint with Turkmenistan in the north to the tripoint with Pakistan in the south.
What happened to Mir in my childhood my country?
Now he’s a man of 27 with children of his own – and a fledgling career as a news cameraman. He lived through 9/11, when his homeland became ground zero in the war on terror. He has subsequently lived through the unsuccessful war against the Taliban – who have now regained power. The young cameraman’s name is Mir.
Are Afghan Sunni or Shia?
Islam is the official state religion of Afghanistan, with approximately 99.7% of the Afghan population being Muslim. Roughly 90% practice Sunni Islam, while around 10% are Shias. Most Shias belong to the Twelver branch and only a smaller number follow Ismailism.
Does Afghanistan share border with Iran?