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Afghan govt expels 2 Iranian diplomats: Report

Kabul, Mar 20 (IANS) | Publish Date: 3/20/2020 9:17:02 AM IST

The Afghan government has reportedly expelled two top Iranian diplomats from the country over charges of being involved in intelligence activities and for being members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), according to a media report.

Sources within the Afghan government told TOLO News on Thursday that in retaliation Tehran has also expelled two Afghan diplomates from Iran. One diplomat was expelled from the Afghan embassy in Tehran and the second from the Afghan consulate in Mashhad.

One of the Iranian diplomats, Mohammad Reza Abdullah Abadi, was serving as the cultural attache at the Iranian embassy in Kabul. 

The second diplomat was identified Jaffar Fatah Abadi, and was recognized as an influential member of IRGC’s elite Quds Force, the TOLO News report said.

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