India keen on reduction of tensions between US, Iran


India is keen on de-escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States and will take a decision on import of oil from Iran based on its energy security and commercial considerations, diplomatic sources said on Tuesday.

The issue of oil import from Iran following the end of US waiver is expected to figure in talks between visiting US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo with India keen to boost alternative supplies.

Tensions between the US and Iran are also expected to figure in the talks.

India has been speaking to Iranians and asking both sides to de-escalate and refrain from any action that can disturb peace and security. Read More

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