The United States is “highly gratified by co-operation from a great friend and partner like India” over Iranian Oil Sanctions, said the White House, as President Donald Trump’s Administration has slapped sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, rising tension with Tehran.
During a press conference call after President Trump’s Administration has slapped oil sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister, a senior official was quoted saying, “we have been highly gratified by cooperation from a great friend and partner like India, and even less well-aligned countries such as China, in making the rather obvious choice that the United States would be the business partner of choice, not Iran.”
India has speeding energy need, went off track to cooperate with the US. It has also brought down the importing of oil from Iran, which whom it has maintained cultural and historical ties, to around zero.
Citing an open source information, the US Official said that Iranian export of oil from the last moth was at 100000 barrels per day, which is considerably down from the previous low of 781000 barrels per day.
The official has credited President Trump’s Administration for this, adding that Iran has very little to offer in terms of being a trading partner.
While replying to a query on reports about talks between Iran and India over oil trading via their own currencies, a senior official was quoted saying, “The United States just continues to be appreciative, particularly of India’s cooperation, and continues to be very mindful of India’s legitimate energy needs.”
“We are very happy as a major energy producer to contribute to what we see as an ample supply to the global market that can keep India amply supplied with energy,” added the senior official requesting anonymity.
Another senior administration officials claims that the US officials have been across the work very carefully making sure that all of its partners with allies and their companies around the globe understand the result of violating the oil sanctions.
The US has been very clear regarding the need to ensure that the oil sanctionable activity has ceased.
He continued that “we’re getting very important results there.”