Jaishankar's 'narrow view' dig at US on sanction warning over Chabahar deal

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stressed that the US itself had appreciated the 'larger relevance' of the Chabahar port, on energy-rich Iran's southern coast, in the past.
Jaishankar's 'narrow view' dig at US on sanction warning over Chabahar deal
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that India's deal with Iran to operate the strategic Chabahar port would benefit the entire region and people should not take a "narrow view of it". Jaishankar's remarks come a day after the United States warned of "potential risk of sanctions" against any country having business dealings with Iran.

The minister stressed that the US itself had appreciated the "larger relevance" of the Chabahar port in the past.

"If you look at the US' own attitude towards the port in Chabahar, the US has been appreciative of the fact that Chabahar has a larger relevance... we will work at it," ANI quoted Jaishankar as saying.

WHAT IS THE CHABAHAR PORT DEAL?

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Jaishankar's 'narrow view' dig at US on sanction warning over Chabahar deal

The Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman will provide India with another route to help its goods reach landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asia using a road and rail project bypassing Pakistan.

Source: India Today

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