No evidence that India is running afoul of US sanctions on Iran: Official


No evidence that India is running afoul of US sanctions on Iran: Official

The US has no evidence that India is running afoul of American sanctions on Iran through the Chabahar port, a top US diplomat said on Tuesday. India said it stopped importing oil from Iran after American waivers granted to eight buyers expired in May.

India at that time had hoped that US sanctions would not affect its partnership in developing Iran’s Chabahar port. “We have no evidence that India is running afoul of US sanctions,” Special US Representative to Iran, Brian Hook, told reporters at the Foreign Press Centre.

Hook was responding to a reporter’s questions alleging that India is violating the US sanctions through the Chabahar port which it is building in Iran for the purpose of Afghanistan.

“I’m not familiar with the evidence that you are citing,” Hook said, adding India was not violating the US sanctions. Read More

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