Relations between the Taliban and Tehran has improved
Iran starts air service to Kabul
Air service between Iran and Afghanistan has resumed. This information has been given by Iranian state media. Air service between the two countries was closed for nearly a month after the Taliban took over Afghanistan. According to the report, the Iranian Mahan Airplane reached Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on 15 September carrying 19 passengers from the city of Mashhad.
Iran is working with the Taliban to strengthen trade, security, energy, and transport agreements. At present, the annual trade between Iran and Afghanistan is about 2 billion US dollars.
Both Iran and the Taliban consider America their enemy. For Tehran, America's departure from Afghanistan could be a better opportunity for an anti-American front. Experts say that Iran and the Taliban are following the path of 'enemy of the enemy is my friend'. The Iranian government recently made clear its intentions to normalize relations with the Taliban.
Analysts believe that Iran is not going to recognize the Taliban government any time soon. Iran will take a decision about recognition by looking at countries like Russia and China. Iran is concerned about the security of Afghanistan's minority community. As always, Iran will maintain contact with the Taliban and other options.