Tolo News: India is working to make sure Chabahar Port in Iran is operational by 2019, the Indian government said in a statement on Friday. This comes despite a threat of renewed US sanctions against Tehran. The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex in Iran is being developed as part of a new transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani praised his Afghan counterpart for announcing a temporary ceasefire in the war on armed militants in the holy month of Ramadan. In a meeting with his Afghan counterpart in China on Saturday, President Rouhani hailed Ashraf Ghani’s initiative for ceasefire, expressing the hope that internal dialogue in Afghanistan
The National Interest: Some South Asia observers have argued that the Trump administration’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal will hurt U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. Their reasoning: it reduces the viability of the Iranian port of Chabahar, which India aims to use as an alternate gateway to Afghanistan, bypassing the land corridor through Pakistan.
Tolo News: Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said the trade volume between Afghanistan and Iran is increasing, but US sanctions on Tehran will affect trade relations between the two neighboring countries. Iran is the biggest trade partner of Afghanistan, CEO of ACCI Atiqullah Nusrat said, adding that Afghan traders are interested in increasing
FPRI: While utilizing Chabahar does fuse common regional and economic interests by allowing an alternate trade route into Afghanistan—and thereby reducing Afghanistan’s dependence on Pakistani ports—relying too heavily on Chabahar raises serious security and economic concerns in Kabul because using Chabahar is bound to further fray Afghanistan’s already tenuous relationship with Pakistan. Click here to read
Tolo News: US sanctions against Iran have slowed down the work process at Chabahar and Iran wants these limitations removed by gaining support from other countries… Chabahar is the closest sea port to landlocked Afghanistan. Despite Afghanistan and India’s accelerated efforts to develop the port, ACCI said the west’s sanctions against Iran has resulted in the
Anjana Pasricha VOA News February 17, 2018 India and Iran sealed nine agreements during a visit by the Iranian President to New Delhi including a key accord that leases operational control of part of the Iranian port of Chabahar to New Delhi for 18 months. India is helping develop the port to create a strategic
PTI: Afghanistan used to rely only on one transit road, which was through Karachi. That is not the case anymore,” says Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Afghanistan would no longer depend on Pakistan for transit trade with the opening of the strategic Chabahar Port, a top Afghan leader has said. Chabahar Port, located in the Sistan-Balochistan province on
Ayaz Gul VOA News November 11, 2017 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan has received an inaugural consignment of wheat from India through an Iranian port, opening a new trade and transit route for the landlocked nation that bypasses neighboring Pakistan. The strategic sea route, officials say, will help improve trade and transit connectivity between Kabul and New Delhi.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 29, 2017 India has launched a new trade route to landlocked Afghanistan by sea through Iran’s strategic Chabahar port, a move that bypasses Pakistan and could have significant geopolitical ramifications in the region. India shipped 1.1 million tons of wheat to Afghanistan from the western seaport of Kandla on October