US exempts Indian-backed port in Iran from sanctions

Iranian Chabahar port. (Getty Images) November 7, 2018 The United States said Tuesday it would exempt Iran’s Indian-backed port of Chabahar from new sanctions on Tehran, recognizing the value of the project to Afghanistan. Iran late last year inaugurated the port on the Indian Ocean which provides a key supply route to landlocked [...]

By |November 7th, 2018|Afghanistan, India|

An Iranian influence campaign has been targeting Indians on Twitter

People holding mobile phones are silhouetted against a backdrop projected with the Twitter logo in this illustration picture taken September 27, 2013. (REUTERS) By Aria Thaker November 3, 2018 For nearly two years, Indians have been targeted by a digital influence campaign that has likely been orchestrated by the Iranian state, or by [...]

By |November 3rd, 2018|East Asia, India|

Trump’s Iran sanctions resolve faces test from oil-thirsty China, India

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on June 9, 2018, during the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada. (AFP) October 29, 2018 Shortly after US President Donald Trump announced in May he would reimpose sanctions on Iran, the State Department began telling countries around the world the clock was ticking for [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|East Asia, India, North America, USA|

US representative to hold talks with EU, India on Iran oil embargo

Brian Hook, the US State Department’s special representative for Iran, speaks about the creation of the Iran Action Group at the State Department, in Washington, Thursday, August 16, 2018. (AP) October 13, 2018 Brian Hook, Washington's special representative for Iran, will visit several European countries and India for talks regarding Iran’s oil embargo [...]

By |October 13th, 2018|East Asia, Europe, India, North America, USA|

U.S. and India headed toward clash over Iranian oil sanctions

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani release a postal stamp commemorating growing economic and trade ties between the two nations in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP) By Behnam Ben Taleblu October 12, 2018 India, a country the Trump administration has called “a key security and economic partner,” will [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|East Asia, India, North America, USA|

Saudi Arabia to make up for loss of Iranian oil to India

Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) wells are pictured in an oil field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, March 16, 2016. (REUTERS) October 10, 2018 Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest oil exporter, will supply Indian oil buyers with an additional 4 million barrels of crude oil in November, several sources familiar with [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|East Asia, India, Saudi Arabia|

India has no plans to buy Iran oil in November

A Cairn India employee works at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan in this August 29, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS) September 26, 2018 India is not planning to buy any crude oil from Iran in November, raising the prospect that [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|East Asia, India|

Indian oil refiner part-owned by Iranian company cancels Iran oil imports

A crew member walks across the deck of oil tanker 'Devon' as it prepares to transfer crude oil from Iran to India, on Friday, March 23, 2018. (Bloomberg) September 20, 2018 India’s Chennai Petroleum will stop processing Iranian crude oil from October to keep its insurance coverage once new sanctions by the United [...]

By |September 20th, 2018|East Asia, India|

US threats over buying Iranian oil puts India in dilemma

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) holds hands with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind (L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) during a ceremonial reception at the Indian Presidential palace in New Delhi. (AFP) September 17, 2018 India is facing a dilemma over how to respond to the US threat of punitive measures [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|East Asia, India|

India’s Iran oil purchases to fade ahead of US sanctions

A Cairn India employee works at a storage facility for crude oil at Mangala oil field at Barmer in the desert Indian state of Rajasthan in this August 29, 2009 file photo. (REUTERS) September 15, 2018 Indian refiners will cut their monthly crude loadings from Iran for September and October by nearly half [...]

By |September 15th, 2018|East Asia, India|