Iran insists India buy oil, despite ‘maximum pressure’ from the US

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on India to ignore the US “maximum pressure” sanctions campaign and continue to buy oil from the Islamic Republic.

The head of the Iranian Foreign Ministry is currently on a four-day visit to India. He affirmed that Iran could best meet New Delhi’s oil needs, ensuring that the Islamic Republic would separate politics from business contracts and continue to be a reliable partner.

Iran insists India buy oil, despite 'maximum pressure' from the US
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (Photo: PTI)

“With India’s economic growth, you are increasingly in need of energy and energy security, which is an area of ‚Äč‚Äčinterest,” Secretary of State Zarif emphasized at the meeting of Indian Export Organizations ( FIEO) January 16. “I can assure you that you cannot find a more reliable and stable energy partner than Iran.”

US President Donald Trump tried to put “maximum pressure” on Iran’s economy after he unilaterally withdrew the United States from a nuclear deal that Tehran signed with six world powers in 2015, the purpose of making exports. Iranian gasoline falls to “No”. Washington also sought to prevent allies from cooperating with Iran, forcing India to stop importing Gulf states’ crude oil imports. However, New Delhi has expressed a desire to restore its previous level, buying 300,000 barrels of Iranian oil a day.

Also at the FIEO meeting, Iranian Foreign Minister criticized Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign, calling it an attempt to “ensure the Iranian people starve to death” but that the Iranians will “not beg to be fed”. .

Thanh Hao


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