The US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South
and Central Asia Alice Wells says Washington has agreed with the request of
Kabul to exempt Irans Chabahar port from the US sanctions, considering the
significance of the strategic port city for the development of Afghanistan.
Alice Wells made the comments in a meeting with Afghanistan's
Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani.
Wells informed the foreign minister about the renewal of the
waiver with respect to the Chabahar Port vis-a-vis US sanctions on Iran.
Wells arrived in Kabul on Sunday, 12 May, to take part in the
opening of the US-Afghan Civilian Assistance Review.
She also met with President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive
Abdullah Abdullah, and the members of Independent Election Commission of
port crucial for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asia
The Chabahar port is being considered an entry to golden
opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian
Last month, US President Donald Trump issued a warning to anyone
trading with Iran, following his re-imposition of sanctions on the Islamic
The United States has
said Chabahar is exempted from sanctions to help Afghanistan’s
economic development and facilitate India’s investment in the port.