U.S. pressures India to halt Iran oil imports

September 6, 2018 07:43
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NEW DELHI - The United States and India are engaged in "very detailed conversations" over Washington's request to completely stop India's oil imports from Iran, a senior US State Department official told reporters on Thursday.

"We’re asking all of our partners, not just India, to reduce to zero oil imports from Iran and so I’m confident that will be part of our conversation with India," the official said ahead of high-level talks between the foreign and defense heads of India and the United States."There are very detailed conversations taking place between the US and India on just the technical issues related to going to zero and those conversations will continue."

India's is a big buyer of oil from Iran, a target of US sanctions.

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