US Treasury Secretary to hold talks in India as pressure builds on Iran

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin discusses possible sanctions on Iran before a House appropriations subcommittee. (AP) November 1, 2019 U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi on Friday, Indian official said, as part of a tour to build support against Iran over its nuclear program and its ties [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|India, North America, USA|

Iranian supertanker captain no longer wants the job

Oil supertanker Grace 1 on suspicion of being carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria is seen near Gibraltar, Spain in this picture obtained from social media, July 4, 2019. (Reuters) August 17, 2019 The captain of the Iranian Grace 1 supertanker at the center of a diplomatic standoff no longer wants to keep command [...]

By |August 17th, 2019|Europe, India|

Iran frees nine Indian crew from seized tanker

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Friday, July 19, 2019, they had confiscated a British tanker - the Stena Impero - in the strategic Strait of Hormuz for breaking "international maritime rules." (AP) July 26, 2019 Iran has freed nine of 12 Indian crew from a Panama-flagged tanker seized on July 14, India's [...]

By |July 26th, 2019|Europe, India|

India ends Iranian oil imports

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. (REUTERS) May 24, 2019 India has ended all imports of oil from Iran, its ambassador in Washington said Wednesday, becoming the latest country [...]

By |May 24th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Iran foreign minister in India for talks after US sanctions

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. (AFP) May 14, 2019 Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will hold talks with his counterpart in the Indian capital on Tuesday after New Delhi stopped purchases of Iranian oil this month in the wake of renewed US sanctions. India was Iran’s top [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Indian refiners turn to OPEC to make up Iran oil gap

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. (REUTERS) April 18, 2019 Indian refiners are increasing their planned purchases from OPEC nations, Mexico and the US to make up for any [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|East Asia, India|

India delays May order for Iran oil, awaits clarity on sanctions waiver

Oil and Natural Gas Corp's (ONGC) wells are pictured in an oil field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India, March 16, 2016. (REUTERS) April 10, 2019 Indian refiners are holding back from ordering Iranian oil for loading in May pending clarity on whether Washington will extend a waiver from U.S. sanctions against the [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Modi’s Middle East deals snub Iran

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks with the media inside the parliament premises on the first day of the budget session, in New Delhi, India, January 29, 2018. (REUTERS) By Harsh V. Pant and Hasan Alhasan March 28, 2019 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is finally doing something about his country’s sluggish approach to [...]

By |March 28th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Nine Iranians held for smuggling drugs off Indian coast

Nine men — all Iranians — were plucked from the sea and taken into custody. (Getty) March 27, 2019 Nine Iranians accused of setting their ship ablaze to try and destroy heroin stashed aboard have been rescued by India’s coast guard and held for drug offenses, officials said Wednesday. The crew made “desperate [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|East Asia, India|

Iran looks to remote port to beat US sanctions

Slipping popularity. Iranian President Hassan Rohani poses at the inauguration a newly built extension of the Chabahar port, which was constructed by an IRGC -affiliated company, last December. (AP) March 27, 2019 With the web of US sanctions tightening, Iran faces a host of challenges as it looks to an isolated port in [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Afghanistan, India, Pakistan|