Did US forget sanction waiver it gave India on Chabahar Port?

In November 2018, the US government led by Donald Trump had exempted India from certain sanctions for the development of Chabahar port

Did US forget sanction waiver it gave India on Chabahar Port?

It appears that the US has forgotten the exemption order it had issued for India in 2018, waiving any risk of sanctions for working on the Chabahar port. Earlier this week it warned of “potential risk of sanctions” after New Delhi and Iran signed a “long-term” contract for the development of Shahid Beheshti Port Terminal in Chabahar city.

India, on Monday (May 13), inked a “long term” contract for the operation of Shahid Beheshti Port and obtaining 10-year access to use the port, situated on Iran’s southeastern border with Pakistan. A deep water port, Chabahar provides easy and secure access to large cargo ships.

Reacting on the India-Iran Chabahar Port deal, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said, “US sanctions on Iran remain in place and we will continue to enforce them… anyone considering business deals with Iran needs to be aware of the potential risk that they are opening themselves up to and the potential risk of sanctions."

When asked whether there was any specific exemption for the latest agreement between India and Iran on Chabahar, Patel responded using a single word: “No."