TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Spokesman of the Afghan ministry of oil and gas Mostafa Khalazayee on Wednesday rejected media reports claiming that the country has stopped crude imports from Iran.
"Oil imports from Iran have not been halted and no change has been made in the past policies," Khalazayee told media.
"There is no restriction on oil imports from Iran," he underlined.
Khalazayee explained that the only restriction pertains to the consumption standards devised by the Afghan government which should be met and excessive imports by the Afghan businesspersons will be prevented.
Afghan media reports claimed recently that the country has halted imports of oil from Iran.
They also claimed that Afghanistan had pulled down its imports of oil products from Iran to zero almost a week ago, while the country used to import products such as Kerosene, Mazut, dissolvent and other oil products, previously.
Afghanistan stands among Iran’s major export destination. The export of Iranian cement to Afghanistan has increased after U.S. sanctions resumed on Iran.