US will consider Chabahar factor in Indian, Afghan impact of Iran sanctions


US will consider Chabahar factor in Indian, Afghan impact of Iran sanctions

The US will take into consideration the impact of American sanctions against Tehran will have on India’s Chabahar Port project in Iran that provides a surface link between New Delhi and Kabul, according to a senior State Department official.

“When it comes to Chabahar, we are in the process of reviewing the imposition of sanctions,” Alice Wells, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, told IANS in an interview. “So that process (of review) is underway and we take India’s concerns and interest in being able to expand exports to Afghanistan and to increase Afghanistan exports to India, very seriously.

“As we look at the reinforcement of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the sanctions, we will, I think carefully, evaluate the impact that it could have, for instance on Afghanistan,” she added. Read More

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