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Afghanistan Says Iran Blocking Fuel Tankers

Source: RFE/RL

Afghan officials say Iran has been preventing fuel tankers from crossing into Afghanistan for more than two weeks, stranding hundreds of trucks at the border.


Officials from Afghanistan's foreign ministry and ministry of commerce said they had received no explanation from Tehran.

Iran has not officially confirmed the move, but some Afghan officials have suggested Iran could be acting out of concern that the fuel is being funneled to NATO forces fighting the Taliban.

compiled from agency reports

Copyright (c) 2010 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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