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Afghanistan Needs Leeway on Iran Sanctions, Minister Says

Afghanistan’s commerce minister said his country hopes the U.S. will give it leeway from economic sanctions intended to curb imports of oil from Iran.

“We hope that our special situation should be taken into consideration,” Anwar-Ul-Haq Ahady, the Afghan minister of commerce and industries, said yesterday in an interview in Washington. “We don’t have much of an alternative.”