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US expects India to reduce oil imports from Iran

2018-09-08 00:00:42
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Sep 07, 2018  - The United States has agreed to engage India and explore a mutually agreeable solution on the issue of purchase of Iranian oil despite its deadline for countries to halt imports, an official familiar with discussions at the 2+2 Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi said.   


India is also hopeful that it will be excluded from US sanctions over the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile defence systems from Russia, though this specific buy was not discussed when external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, another official said on the condition of anonymity.   


Pompeo said on Thursday the US would work with India on the two issues. “Our effort 


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