India Thursday said it was engaged with the US, Iran and other stakeholders on the issue of American sanctions on import of Iranian oil which will come into effect from November 4. Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said India has already conveyed to the US about its position on the matter.
Asked about how India will make the payments to Russia for the S-400 missile deal, Kumar said India is also engaged with the US on the issue.”We are engaged with the US on the matter. We have shared our position with the US sides at different levels. These discussions have contributed to a better understanding by the US about our objectives and concerns as well as our sensitivities and expectations,” he said.
On October 5, India and Russia signed the USD 5 billion S-400 air defence system deal, notwithstanding US sanctions on military transactions with Moscow. On US sanctions on import of Iranian oil from November 4, Kumar said, “Our discussions are on with Iran and other stakeholders. It will not be proper to go into the details how we will deal with the situation.” He said US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook held talks with officials of various relevant ministries here on the issue. Read more
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