S Jaishankar: India backs port deal with Iran after US caution

S Jaishankar: India backs port deal with Iran after US caution
Union Minister S. Jaishankar addresses a press conference at BJP HQ, DDU Marg, on April 1, 2024 in New Delhi, India. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar made a big charge on Monday involving former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru over the Katchatheevu island row. Inferring from Nehru's views on the island, the Union minister said that for the former Prime Minister, the Katchatheevu islands had no importance and saw it as a "nuisance". (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)Getty Images

India has urged the US not to “take a narrow view” of its terminal agreement with Iran, a moment after Washington warned that nations entering company deals with Tehran could face punishment.

India and Iran signed a 10-year agreement on Monday to build the crucial Chabahar interface.

Any nation considering entering company with Iran “needs to be aware of the potential risks,” according to the US.

Delhi has, however, backed the walk and claimed that the agreement would benefit the area.

” I think it’s a topic of connecting, convincing and getting people to understand that this is really for everyone’s advantage. S Jaishankar, the foreign minister, told reporters on Tuesday that he did n’t believe people should have a narrow view of it. He was responding to a query about Washington’s notes on the package.

Mr. Jaishankar added that the US had previously been “appreciative of the fact that Chabahar has a larger impact” and that a long-term agreement with Iran was required to enhance the city’s activities.

” And the dock functioning, we believe, will benefit the entire place”, he said.

India second entered an agreement to create the Chabahar interface, which is near to Iran’s border with Pakistan, in 2016. At the end of 2018, it took over activities.

Unlike the area way through Pakistan, where India and Pakistan have strained relations, the interface made it possible to transport American goods and products to Afghanistan and Central Asia.

According to authorities, 2.5 million tonnes of grains and 2 000 kilograms of photons have been transported from India to Afghanistan so far using the Chabahar interface.

India will invest roughly$ 370 million in the project in order to further develop the port under the new agreement.

The government’s transport secretary called it a “historic time in India- Iran relationships”.

However, Vedant Patel, a lieutenant spokesperson for the US State Department, responded to a question on Tuesday that Washington may continue to impose sanctions on Iran.

Anyone looking into business with Iran needs to be aware of the potential risks they are exposing themselves to and the potential danger of sanctions, according to Mr. Patel.

A vital ally of India, Washington has strained relations with Tehran. Over the past three decades, the nation has imposed more than 600 restrictions on Iran-related organizations.

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