Afghan Fuel Contracts May Violate Iran Sanctions

Law360, Wilmington (January 30, 2013, 7:23 PM EST) -- U.S. contracts that supply fuel to Afghan security forces lack proper oversight, raising fears that the imports could violate U.S. economic sanctions against Iran, according to a government watchdog report released Wednesday.

Prior to November, the U.S. Department of Defense had no procedures to certify the origins of fuel obtained by Afghan subcontractors and supplied to the war-torn nation's military, leaving the U.S. stumped as to whether any of the $1.1 billion of fuel it purchased since 2007 came from Iran, according to a report from...
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