The Trump administration has tightened the decades-old embargo on Cuba in what it says is an attempt to get the Communist government to reform and drop support for Venezuela's embattled socialist President Nicolas Maduro.
Pompeo said the US doesn't want crude oil to go to Syria because it will be ``off-loaded, sold, used by the Quds force, an organization that has killed countless Americans and people all across the world.''
On Wednesday, the US State Department ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions.
How has India been preparing for the tightening of US sanctions? What key metrics could be impacted? What are the main concerns, and what role are the ongoing elections likely to play in India’s response?
India was one of eight countries allowed temporary import of Iranian oil. India was being pushed by the US to restrict its monthly purchase to 1.25 million tonnes, down from 22.6 million tonnes bought in 2017-18