Islamic Republic embassy in Kabul was the site of the fourth demonstration in the past two weeks with protesters throwing rocks and eggs at the building in condemnation of the blocking of transiting fuel trucks in Iran.
Tens of protesters chanted slogans against Iranian authorities and burned pictures of Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today in front of the Iranian ebassy.
1900 fuel trucks bought from Iraq and Turkmenistan transiting Iran with the destination of Afghanistan have been stopped by Iranian authorities in Iran.
Iran has expressed concern that the fuel is destined for NATO forces which has been denied by the Afghan government as well as NATO authorities.
Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry warned Iran two days ago that they will cut off all commercial relations and financial investments in Iran if the fuel tanks are not released to enter Afghanistan within a week.
Yesterday spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry Ramin Mehmanparast announced that the disputes over the transit of the fuel trucks have been resolved between Iran and Afghanistan and the trucks actually crossed the border last week. He maintained that a certain group is trying to strain Iran-Afghanistan relations.
Despite Mehmanparast’s statement, head of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce announced today that their ultimatum to boycott their relations with Iran stands as before and they are monitoring the developments in the next five days.