Afghanistan welcomes US exempting India from Iran sanctions over Chabahar


Afghanistan welcomes US exempting India from Iran sanctions over Chabahar

Afghanistan has welcomed the exemption from the Iran sanctions given by the US for the India-developed Chabahar Port project.

“We appreciate the collaboration and flexibility of our strategic partner, the US to work with Afghanistan, Iran and India towards exempting the port from its sanctions,” Afghanistan’s Permanent Representative Mahmoud Saikal told the Security Council on Monday at its meeting on his country.

“The Chabahar Port remains an important gateway for providing commercially viable access to the sea linking the Indian Ocean with Afghanistan, Central Asia and beyond,” he said.

India is investing $500 million in the port project in Iran and the road link to Afghanistan, which gives the land-locked nation where the US is heavily invested an alternative sea outlet. Read More

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