US to ask India, China and 3 others to end completely Iranian oil imports, says report


US to ask India, China and 3 others to end completely Iranian oil imports, says report

The US on Monday is set to ask five nations, including India and China, to completely end their imports of Iranian oil or be subject to US sanctions, a media report said, a decision that comes about a year after America quit the Iran nuclear deal and imposed toughest ever sanctions on the Persian Gulf nation.

The move which is seen as an escalation of the US President Donald Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” on Iran comes after it last year gave temporary 180-days waiver to eight countries, including India, China and Japan among others.

The decision allowed them to continue buying Iranian oil as they showed “significant reduction” in oil purchase from Tehran, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. Read More

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