India ends Iranian oil importsChristian Fernsby ▼ | May 24, 2019
India has ended all imports of oil from Iran, its ambassador in Washington Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.
Asia Harsh Vardhan Shringla
"That's it. After that we haven't imported any," AFP cited Shringla as saying.
Calling Iran "an extended neighbor" of India with longstanding cultural links, the Indian ambassador declined to say if New Delhi shared President Donald Trump's concerns about Tehran.
"This is an issue that has to be dealt with, really, between the United States and Iran. We are only, in many senses, looking at it as a third party," he said, adding that they would not like to see a move towards any escalation in any way in that area. ■