India says Iran sanctions threaten Afghan corridor

5/20/2018 1:36:00 PM

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.”

Source: PressTV

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