Trump’s Stand on Iranian Oil Gives Ammo to Modi’s Opposition


Trump’s Stand on Iranian Oil Gives Ammo to Modi’s Opposition

U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to pressure Iranian oil importers is turning into a headache for India’s government in the midst of a re-election battle.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose government is one of the world’s biggest importers of Iranian crude, is now facing opposition attacks over his inability to win concessions from Washington. Criticism that his diplomacy has failed to guarantee continued access to cheaper Iranian oil comes in the middle of India’s weeks-long general election, which began on April 11.

“The U.S. ban on exporting crude oil from Iran to India, is it not an attack on India’s sovereignty?” Randeep Singh Surjewala‏, a Congress Party lawmaker and national spokesman, said on Twitter this week. Read More

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