Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Clinton keeps pressure on India over Iran oil

Ratcheting up pressure on India to isolate Iran, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Tuesday sidestepped a question on whether New Delhi is eligible for a waiver of possible sanctions that will affect those nations continuing to buy oil from Iran, despite acknowledging that the Indian government had cut imports from the Islamic nation.

In New Delhi on the last leg of a three-nation Asian tour on Tuesday, Clinton lauded Indian refiners for their cuts in crude imports from Iran, adding that the US was working with energy-deficient India to find alternative crude supplies.

We also look to India as a partner in the broad international effort to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. The best way to achieve this is...for the international community to stay united and keep the pressure that has brought Iran back to the negotiating table until we reach a peaceful diplomatic resolution,” she said after talks with her Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna. 

Read more: Live Mint


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