November 6, 2018 / 6:44 PM / 7 days ago

Pompeo OKs sanctions exception to allow development of Iran port -State Dept

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has granted an exception to certain U.S. sanctions to allow the development of Iran’s Chabahar port to advance Afghanistan’s economic development, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Tuesday.

The exceptions to the sanctions the United States reimposed on Iran on Monday also allow for the construction of a railway from the port for Afghanistan’s use and for shipments of non-sanctionable goods, such as food and medicine, to the war-torn country, the spokesman said. (Reporting by Arshad Mohammed Editing by James Dalgleish)

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