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18 December 2019

A senior U.S. official stated that “we have provided a narrow [sanction] exemption for the development of Chabahar… contingent on there not being any IRGC involvement in the economic activity or IRGC-related entities being involved in those activities”. “We recognise that Chabahar potentially plays an important role as a lifeline to Afghanistan in terms for India to be able to export humanitarian supplies and potentially helping Afghanistan diversify its export opportunities, and so… that was the reason that drove the Chabahar exemption, and we continue to support it”, the official added.

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