India says Iran sanctions threaten Afghan corridor
Tehran (KNA) - Concerns are rising in New Delhi that US President Donald Trump’s efforts to re-instate sanctions against Iran would jeopardize an ambitious multinational connectivity project involving India, Iran and Afghanistan.
Reuters quoted a senior Indian official as saying that the project - that would open a corridor for trade between the three countries while dodging Pakistan - would also eventually undermine Afghanistan’s economic development.
“President Trump’s decision has brought us back to the drawing board and we will have to renegotiate terms and conditions on using Chabahar,” a senior Indian diplomat said. “It is a route that can change the way India-Iran-Afghanistan do business, but for now everything is in a state of uncertainty.”