scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley meets PM Modi, calls for cutting dependence on Iranian oil

The United States has told countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November and is unlikely to offer any exemptions, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on allies to cut off funding to Iran.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: June 27, 2018 9:33:24 pm
US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley with PM Modi in New Delhi. (ANI)

US Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and told him that it was important that  India cut its dependence on Iranian oil. She also assured the prime minister that the United States would work to allow India to use an Iranian port as a corridor to Afghanistan, Reuters reported. The new demands indicate the extreme push of the Trump government in levelling sanctions against the Iranian regime.

During the meeting, the two discussed ways to enhance India-US cooperation including on counter-terrorism & in multilateral fora, news agency ANI reported. The United States has told countries to cut all imports of Iranian oil from November and is unlikely to offer any exemptions, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday as the Trump administration ramps up pressure on allies to cut off funding to Iran.

The new development comes amid India’s closeness with Iran in developing the strategically important Chabahar port to improve trade with Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan in the process. Haley, however, cleared that a trade war with India ‘wasn’t an option’ for the Trump administration.

Before meeting the prime minister, Haley visited the Humayun’s Tomb and met with Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi. After meeting with Satyrathi, Haley tweeted, “Visited @K_Satyarthi supported children’s shelter to discuss the challenges of child labor, trafficking & sexual abuse. We heard many stories from children who thankfully have been freed & encouraged them to pay it forward by helping children in similar situations.”

The involvement of Indian interest in numerous issues, along with the Paris climate deal, makes her visit significant. “Haley’s visit will tackle global issues, and the Trump administration’s pullout from the JCPOA is expected to figure during her discussions with Indian officials,” sources said.

Best of Express Premium
UPSC Key-June 27, 2022: Know the relevance of ‘Deputy Speaker’ to ‘Nation...Premium
An IITian, a convict serving life, and a ‘whistleblower’ cop:...Premium
Road to 2024: As BJP fills gaps ahead of next LS polls, Droupadi Murmu is...Premium
MYn wants to be India’s next big ‘super-app’ with unique take on privacyPremium

Haley also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the day.

Express Subscription Do not hit the wall, subscribe for the best coverage out of India starting at just $5 per month

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement