Iranian Foreign Minister has said Iran's oil
sales to India will continue despite the US threats of sanction pressures
against Iran and its economic partner, Financial Tribune daily reported on
Saturday (29 September ‘18.)
India is committed to buying Iranian oil and
continuing the bilateral economic cooperation, Mohammad Javad Zarif said
after a meeting with his Indian counterpart in New York on the sidelines of the
United Nation General Assembly.
"Our Indian friends have always been
categorical in terms of their intention to continue economic cooperation and
the import of oil from Iran," he said.
"We have comprehensive cooperation with
India that includes energy cooperation because Iran has always been a reliable
source of energy for India," Zarif added.
India, Iran's second largest oil customer after
China, has not yet decided whether to completely stop purchasing Iran's oil
despite its already reduced imports, according to Financial Tribune.
US President Donald Trump withdrew Washington
from the 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement in May and vowed to re-impose oil and
banking sanctions on Tehran, which should have been lifted under the
international nuclear deal.