News ID: 315483
Published: 0147 GMT August 11, 2021

Official denies report on halt to Iran-Afghanistan trade

Official denies report on halt to Iran-Afghanistan trade

The spokesperson for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) quashed rumors that the country’s trade with Afghanistan has been suspended.

Ruhollah Latifi said that the exchange of commodities through the land border crossings with Afghanistan is in progress and the reports that trade with Afghanistan had stopped are totally false, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He said Iranian trucks continue to enter Afghanistan through Dogharoon and Mahirood border crossings in the eastern provinces of Iran.

“The story about a full halt to trade with Afghanistan is a rumor and might be suitable for domestic use in Afghanistan for the warring sides,” he added.

The IRICA spokesman also added that the export of commodities resumed on Wednesday from the Milak border crossing in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, which was suspended in recent days.

His comments came after Iran-Afghanistan Joint Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday that trade with Afghanistan has fully stopped amid rising tensions in the neighboring country, adding that even the Afghan traders have stopped processing Iranian export cargoes destined for Afghanistan.



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