Economy, Domestic Economy

Afghans Demand More Iranian Goods

Afghans Demand More Iranian GoodsAfghans Demand More Iranian Goods

Demand for Iranian products has grown in Afghanistan amid growing anti-western sentiments among Afghans, says the Iranian head of Iran-Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce, Mahmoud Siadat, referring to a series of attacks by US-led forces in Afghanistan, including the bombing of a hospital in Kunduz on October 3, which killed 12 aid workers and 10 patients. IRNA has quoted the official as saying that a majority of Afghans have boycotted products made in the West as well as Pakistan, which “provides an opportunity for Iranians to supply the commodities needed in the neighboring country.” Reports say a spy in the employ of Pakistan’s intelligence service was using the Kunduz hospital to coordinate Taliban activity.