Will not extend sanctions on Chabahar port project: US to India


Will not extend sanctions on Chabahar port project: US to India

The US Department of State has informed India it will not be seeking to extend sanctions on the Chabahar port project, in which India has heavily invested — both financially and diplomatically.

Apart from increasing India’s trade with nations in the Persian Gulf, the Chabahar port is also the starting point of the international north-south transport corridor (INSTC), and the US wants to see trade benefits reach Afghanistan and central Asia via the route, a senior foreign affairs ministry official said on Wednesday.

“Both sides had discussed the Chabahar issue comprehensively in September last year, when the 2+2 dialogues were held in the presence of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis. Read More

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