Closely monitoring situation post-US pullout of Iran deal: India

NEW DELHI: India today said it will take necessary measures to offset any adverse impact on its interests due to US President Donald Trump’s decision to dump the Iran nuclear deal.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India was was closely monitoring the situation arising out of Trump’s announcement to pull the US out of the Iran deal.

“We are closely monitoring the developments. We are assessing the implications which it might have on our interests,” he said, adding it was too early to analyse implications of the US decision on India.

There have been apprehensions that the US decision may adversely impact New Delhi’s oil import from the Persian Gulf nation as well as Chabahar port project.

India is the third largest supplier of crude oil to India after Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Countries having financial dealings with Iran are expected to be hit by the comprehensive sanctions regime announced by the Trump administration after withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

“The Government will take all necessary measures which are required to safeguard our interests,” said the MEA spokesperson. (AGENCIES)


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