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A train moves during the inauguration of a 140-kilometer (90-mile) line running from eastern Iran into western Afghanistan, at a railroad station in Khaf, Iran, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. The leaders of Iran and Afghanistan on Thursday inaugurated the first railway link between the two countries, expressing hope it would enhance trade links across the region. (Mohammad Ramezani, ISNA via AP)

Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link with eye on trade

Dec. 10, 2020 5:30 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The leaders of Iran and Afghanistan on Thursday inaugurated the first railway link between the two countries, expressing hope it would enhance trade links across the region. The 140-kilometer (90-mile) line running from eastern Iran into western Afghanistan will eventually be expanded...