Waiver for Chabahar, India From Iran Sanctions Under Review, Says Afghan Ambassador


Waiver for Chabahar, India From Iran Sanctions Under Review, Says Afghan Ambassador

Afghanistan’s ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali has said that a waiver against the US’s sanctions on the section of Chabahar Port that will directly connect India with Afghanistan was under review.

The Chabahar port is being considered as a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries, besides ramping up trade among the three countries in the wake of Pakistan denying transit access to New Delhi.

In an interview with CNBC, Abdali said all countries needed to show commitment to reduce Iranian imports. Iran is India’s third biggest supplier of crude oil but US sanctions from November 3 will block payment gateways.

‘Afghanistan, notwithstanding problems, is open to business and US companies are interested in our telecom and mining sectors,” he added. Read More

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