India engaged with the US on Iran oil issue: MEA

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday said it was engaged with the US, Iran and other stakeholders on the issue of American sanctions on import of Iranian oil, amid indications that the Trump administration may grant New Delhi waiver from  punitive measures.

Asked about reports that the US was going to grant India waiver from the Iran sanctions, Spokesperson in the  Ministry of External Affairs Raveesh Kumar said the Government has not heard anything from Washington.

The US has told India and other countries to cut oil imports from the Gulf nation to “zero” by November 4 or face sanctions.

India has held several rounds of conversations with the US, Iran and and other stakeholders on the issue.

“As far as the US is concern, they are well aware about our expectations of the requirement of oil which is very critical for sustaining our domestic growth. We continue to engage with the US and other stakeholders to ensure that our energy security is not compromised,” Kumar said during a media briefing.

There have been indications that India may not totally stop import of crude oil from Iran. (AGENCIES)