US keeping watch on India’s deal with Iran to develop Chabahar Port for Trade

Modi in Iran

Washington: United States is keeping watch over the development of the Iran’s Chabahar port by the India for trade access, whether it risks the violating of International Sanctions and a State department official assured them the administration would closely examine the project.

Notably, the question, in connection with the said Chabahar deal, is raised by Senators of the United States.

Moreover,  the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, namely, Nisha Desai Biswal found stated yesterday, on Tuesday 24th May, that “We have been very clear with the Indians continuing restrictions on activities with respect to Iran.” However, she further testified to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and said that “We have to examine the details of the Chabahar announcement to see where it falls in that place.”

It was seen earlier that the Narendra Modi- Indian Prime Minister, earlier on Monday pledge up to five hundred million dollars for developing the said Port in Iran, namely Chabahar, so that India will get trade access to Iran, Afghanistan and Central Asia.

Earlier US and Europe had lifted sanctions under a deal with the Iran for limiting its nuclear program however, some restrictions for trade remain tied to issues like Human Rights and Terrorism.

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