Afghanistan, Iran join hands to preserve the Hamouns: envoy

The Hamouns are transboundary wetlands on the Iran-Afghan border made up of three lakes: Hamoun-e Helmand, which is entirely in Iran, Hamoun-e Sabari on the border, and Hamoun-e Puzak, almost entirely inside Afghanistan. The three lakes are linked and fed by water from the Helmand River which starts in the Hindu Kush Mountains in Afghanistan.

According to the Atlantic Council (an American think tank in the field of international affairs) disputes over water between Iran and Afghanistan date to the 1870s when Afghanistan was under British control. Frederick Goldsmith, a British officer, drew the Iran-Afghan border along the main branch of the Helmand River.

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