May 20, 2018

HE HAD TO DESTROY THE VILLAGE TO SAVOR IT:

U.S. sanctions on Iran threaten vital Afghanistan trade project (Jonathan Landay, Rupam Jain, 5/20/18, Reuters) 

U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear accord and re-impose sanctions on Tehran threatens to derail a project to help build Afghanistan's economy, endangering a key goal of the U.S. strategy to end America's longest war.

The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex in Iran is being developed as part of a new transportation corridor for land-locked Afghanistan that could potentially open the way for millions of dollars in trade and cut its dependence on Pakistan, its sometimes-hostile neighbor.

Building Afghanistan's economy would also slash Kabul's dependence on foreign aid and put a major dent in the illicit opium trade, the Taliban's main revenue source.

Yeah, but the Afghans are Muslim, so Donald opposes helping them.

Posted by at May 20, 2018 7:21 AM

  

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