Iran has refuted an Indian newspaper report boasting that New Delhi had been “dropped” from the Chabahar-Zahedan railway venture.
Just one of the deputies to Iran’s Ports and Maritime Corporation, Farhad Montaser claimed the story was “fully fake for the reason that Iran has not inked any offer with India about the Chabahar-Zahedan railway, documented Al Jazeera on Wednesday.
“Iran has only signed two agreements with Indians for investment in Chabahar: just one is similar to the port’s machinery and equipment, and the second is similar to India’s investment decision to the tune of $150 million,” Mr Montaser was quoted by an Iran information company.
He summed up by indicating that “sanctions have nothing at all to do to Iran-India’s cooperation in Chabahar”.
The United States, in 2018, had agreed to a waiver on Chabahar port tasks underneath the Iran Independence and Counter-Proliferation Act (IFCA) of 2012.
Previously, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani had explained the port as a “critical aspect of structuring Iran”s economic long term”.
The Indian public sector railway firm Ircon Worldwide has pledged to supply all products and services and funding for the task, approximated at about $1.6 billion, in accordance to identified reports.
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