Iran Denies its Involvement In Tajikistan Civil War

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Iran denies the accusation of its involvement in Tajikistan’s civil war in the 1990s saying it is aimed at marring their bilateral ties.

The accusation was made following a documentary that was aired showing three Tajikistan soldiers killing politicians and other prominent figures inside Tajikistan during the 1992-97 war and attacked a Russian military base there.

“The airing of such biased films shows that certain circles do not want to see… stronger friendship between the two countries,” The Iranian embassy in Tajikistan.

Tehran the capital of Iran played a major role in ending the war between Iran and Tajikistan.

However the ties between the two nations, both Persian-speaking and predominantly Muslim, have been strained since a leader of a banned Tajik Islamist party attended a conference in Tehran in December 2015, which angered the government in Dushanbe.

President Imomali Rakhmon’s government banned the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) and jailed some of its leaders and activists, after accusing it of being behind a coup attempt in 2015.

IRPT leader Muhiddin Kabiri attended the Tehran conference after fleeing Tajikistan and being put on a wanted list by Dushanbe.

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