With about two weeks to go before the second round of US sanctions on Iran come into effect, India seems to have worked out an arrangement with both countries to protect its national interests.
India’s foreign ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar on Thursday described the talks between Indian officials and US special envoy on Iran, Brian Hook, and US assistant secretary of state for energy resources Francis R. Fannon, in New Delhi last week, as “good”.
“We had good discussions…we (India) have conveyed to him (Hook) that the price of crude oil is a matter of concern for the domestic economy and directly impacts the common man,” said Kumar. “We are engaged with all stakeholders on this matter. Our expectations have been made known to the US,” he said. Read more