India Should Continue Buying Oil From Iran, Says Shashi Tharoor


India Should Continue Buying Oil From Iran, Says Shashi Tharoor

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Wednesday said the country should make efforts to continue oil supplies from Iran against the backdrop of US sanctions as Iranian oil is the cheapest it could get. As per the sanctions, any country or company that violates the sactions can itself come under it, he said.

The European Union (EU) has come up with a collective position saying they will work out their own arrangements to trade with Iran despite the sanctions and in Euros rather than in dollars, he said. It will be interesting to see how that works and whether there is some way for a country like India, he said. “Because, for us, Iranian oil is the cheapest and easiest oil to get,” Tharoor, Chairman of Standing Committee on External Affairs, said. It would be expensive for the country if it ends up buying American oil (stopping supplies from Iran), he said. Read more

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