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The story: Iran has reportedly moved additional military forces to its border with Afghanistan amid rising tensions with the Taliban. Iranian officials say border guards have acted with “restraint” in the face of alleged provocative actions by Taliban forces. While both sides appear to seek to avoid further escalation, some Iranian outlets say Tehran’s accommodationist approach to the new government in Kabul is a mistake.
The coverage: The conservative Fars News Agency reported on Apr. 23 that the Islam Qala-Dogharoon border crossing, located in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, would temporarily close...
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