US hails India for stopping oil imports from Iran, Venezuela


US hails India for stopping oil imports from Iran, Venezuela

The US on Wednesday hailed India for cutting off oil imports from sanctions-hit Iran and desisting from buying petroleum products from Venezuela and promised to do “everything” possible to ensure that the energy-hungry country gets adequate crude.

Delivering a lecture here, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo welcomed India”s “assertiveness” in international matters and pitched for a “new kind” of Indo-US cooperation, leaving behind the “nagging misconceptions” and “distrust” witnessed in the earlier era which “still lingers”.

Pompeo, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held talks with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar earlier in the day, said the two sides spoke about “new age of ambitions of our proud nations”.

He emphasized that the two countries should not “see each other from the narrow bilateral lens” but look at the world as it is. Read More

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