Pompeo OKs sanctions exception to allow development of Iran port

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has granted an exception to certain US sanctions to allow the development of Iran's Chabahar port to advance Afghanistan's economic development, a US 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.
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