Iran has signed a deal with Afghanistan for the export of million tons of fuel oil, petrol, and aviation fuel a year. Afghan trade and industry minister, Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady and Iran’s deputy oil minister, Alireza Zeyghami, signed the agreement.
The deal came in the wake of tightening international sanctions against Iran’s oil and gas sectors due to its controversial nuclear program. United States and Europe are firm on imposing more sanctions that prevent other nations from dealing with Iran.
According to media reports, Iran wanted Afghanistan to buy all of its needed oil from Iran, however, Afghanistan will continue to import fuel from Central Asia and Pakistan as well.
Since the NATO Mohmand attack on November 26, Pakistan has blocked oil supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan.