The Iranian foreign Minister has reitarated that India is committed to buying Iranian oil.
The issue is critical as India is crucial to Iran in that the country is second in terms of oil purchase from Iran.
The Iranian foreign minister made the statement after a meeting with his Indian counterpart and ahead of US sanctions aimed at halting Tehran’s oil exports.
US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal in May from an international nuclear pact with Iran was followed up with plans to impose new sanctions against the third-largest producer among the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Iran’s Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj.
The meeting took place in New York on the sidelines of United Nation General Assembly (UNGA).
“Our Indian friends have always been categorical in terms of their intention to continue economic cooperation and (the) import of oil from Iran. And I heard the same statement from my Indian counterpart,” Zarif said when asked if India has given an assurance about continuing with oil imports.>