Afghanistan is a nation with a minority but significant Shi’ite population and is a nation in which about half the inhabitants speak Farsi, the language of Iran. However, anti-Iranian sentiment is running high after the execution of forty-five Afghans by the government of the Islamic Republic. According to the BBC, there have been five protests in Afghanistan against Iran in the last two weeks.
Also according to the article, up to 5,000 Afghans are on death row in Iran. There is one trend apparent:
Reports from Kabul say Iran has expelled 80,000 Afghans in recent months, sending them back to Herat and Nimroz provinces.
Furthermore, this comes about ten years after the Taliban and Iran almost got into a shooting war over the execution of Iranian diplomats. Of course, the Iranians blame us for it– which is completely not surprising.