Decision on Iranian oil buy after polls: India

Updated May 15, 2019

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, greets his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj before their meeting in New Delhi, India on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. — AP
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, greets his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj before their meeting in New Delhi, India on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. — AP

NEW DELHI: India told Iran on Tuesday it will decide on its oil imports after elections end this month, in line with its economic interests, a government source said.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif held talks on the issue with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj during a visit to New Delhi.

India has suspended imports of Iranian oil from May because of renewed US sanctions on Iran.

“On purchase of oil from Iran, External Affairs Minister reiterated the position that a decision will be taken after the elections keeping in mind our commercial considerations, energy security and economic interests,” a government source said.

Published in Dawn, May 15th, 2019