“Very Happy,” Says US Envoy On India Cutting Venezuela Oil Import: Report


“Very Happy,” Says US Envoy On India Cutting Venezuela Oil Import: Report

The United States on Sunday appreciated India’s efforts adding to Washington’s sanctions to restrict exports of Venezuelan oil in the global energy market.

“I would say that we have had contacts with Indian companies and with the Government of India and that we have found there to be a very considerable amount of cooperation, which we are very happy to see,” Sputnik quoted US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams as saying.

The statement comes after several Indian companies stopped importing oil from Venezuela after Washington urged oil refineries around the world to cut their dealings with Caracas or face sanctions themselves.

The move comes after the US slapped additional sanctions on Venezuela’s oil industry earlier this year to weaken President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Read More

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