US thanks ‘great friend’ India for cooperation on oil sanctions as tensions with Iran spike


US thanks ‘great friend’ India for cooperation on oil sanctions as tensions with Iran spike

The US is “highly gratified” by the cooperation from a “great friend” like India in enforcing the oil sanctions on Tehran, the White House said on Wednesday as the Trump administration slapped sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

Tensions between the US and Iran have heightened after Washington last year withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal that aimed to curb Iranian nuclear activities. Washington has since reimposed crippling sanctions affecting the Iranian economy.

The US slapped sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif on Wednesday which will curtail his international travel and freeze his assets in America. Read More

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