Iran seeks India’s support among US sanctions on oil import; check New Delhi’s stance, importance of ties with Tehran


Iran seeks India’s support among US sanctions on oil import; check New Delhi’s stance, importance of ties with Tehran

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently met Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New Delhi to discuss the supply of crude oil along with other diplomatic issues.

Before the India visit, Zarif had already toured China, Russia, Turkmenistan and Iraq. Zarif’s visit takes place in the wake of escalating tension between Washington and Tehran and the ongoing crisis in the Persian Gulf region.

Significance of Javad Zarif’s visit to India

Zarif is known as a skilled diplomat and was the main person behind the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiations between P-5+1 countries- the US, UK, China, France, Russia and Germany- and Iran.

It was Zarif’s own initiative to inform New Delhi about details pertaining to developments on JCPOA as well as in the region.  Read More

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