'Iran fuel may be part of US-funded Afghan supply deals'

By REUTERS
January 31, 2013 13:29

 
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DUBAI - Fuel purchases made for Afghan security forces using U.S. government funds may have included Iranian petroleum products in violation of US sanctions, investigators said in a report published late on Wednesday.

Afghanistan relies heavily on imported fuel and Iran, Russia, and Turkmenistan are the leading countries of origin, the report by the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) says.

But the watchdog said it could not rule out the possibility of sanctions violations in purchases for the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) that are financed by the US taxpayer.

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