The ministry said they were interrogating the suspects and more information would come following investigations “both inside and outside the country.”
The balance USD 5.4 billion in past oil dues to Iran will be cleared in 2-3 months said the said source close to the information.
According to the expert, Senators are concerned not only for the bilateral relationship between India and Iran, but what that means for strengthening the Iranian regime and particularly some of its agenda.
It would be the first hajj in almost 30 years to take place without the participation of pilgrims from Iran
“The turbulent state of the region and the world and the international adventurism of oppressors and their vassals have confronted the Islamic Iran with conditions more complicated than before,” said a message from Khamenei.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks of ‘shared ties’, says lifting of sanctions has opened up opportunities.
Project illustrates India’s opportunity. Delay points to deep-rooted internal constraints
Stating that Indian public and private sector firms were keen on investing in Iran, Modi said the signing of agreement on development of Chabahar port will provide wider connectivity.
Prime Minister Modi’s visit will mainly focus on connectivity and infrastructure, energy partnership with Tehran and boosting bilateral trade.
Indian officials say that besides Chabahar, the International South-South Transport Corridor will be another major project India is interested in.
The arrests were made under a two-year-old sting operation named “Spider II”, targeting among others models who post photos online without the hijab.
Indira Gandhi said India sought friendship with all nations, especially its neighbours.
Iran was India’s second-biggest oil supplier before the sanctions hampered its trade relations. The country is set to import at least 400,000 barrels per day of Iranian oil in the year from April 1.
The Modi-Khamenei meeting will be closely watched, especially by Israel, Pakistan and the United States. Khamenei is Iran’s most powerful leader who controls all policy matters.
Iran has scrapped free delivery of crude oil to Indian refiners last month.