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A follow-on program targeting illegal militias, the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG), was begun in 2005, under the joint auspices of Japan and the United Nations. The DIAG program is still ongoing. Principal Government Officials Min. of Border & Tribal Affairs: Mohammad Karim BRAHAWI Min. of Commerce & Industry: Mohammad Amin FARHANG Min. of Communications: Amirzai SANGIN Min. of Counternarcotics (Acting): KHODAIDAD, Gen. Min. of Defense: Abdul Rahim WARDAK Min. of Economy: Mohammad Jalil SHAMS Min.
Informal negotiations for a Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan had been underway since 1982. In 1988, the Governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan, with the United States and Soviet Union serving as guarantors, signed an agreement settling the major differences between them. S. and Soviet noninterference in the internal affairs of Pakistan and Afghanistan, the right of refugees to return to Afghanistan without fear of persecution or harassment, and, most importantly, a timetable that ensured full Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan by February 15, 1989.
Iran supported the cause of the Afghan resistance and provided financial and military assistance to rebel leaders who pledged loyalty to the Iranian vision of Islamic revolution. Following the emergence of the Taliban and their harsh treatment of Afghanistan’s Shi'a minority, Iran stepped up assistance to the Northern Alliance. Relations with the Taliban deteriorated further in 1998 after Taliban forces seized the Iranian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif and executed Iranian diplomats. Since the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan’s relations with Iran have improved, but they suffered a setback in spring 2007 with the mass deportations of undocumented Afghans from Iran.