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Iran softens stand on port, bilateral trade with India

DNDEL20570 | 7/12/2018 | Author : Iftikhar Gilani | WC :263 | India

Clarification comes a day after envoy claimed India would lose privileges

New Delhi: A day after Iran’s deputy envoy threatened that all privileges extended to India in bilateral trade will end if it cuts oil imports in the wake of US sanctions, the Iranian Embassy on Wednesday issued a clarification, saying that Tehran was aware about India’s difficulties in dealing with the unstable energy market. In a softened tone, the Embassy also assured that Iran will do its best to ensure security of oil supply to India by offering various flexible measures that facilitate bilateral trade.
The tone of Iran’s deputy ambassador to India, Massoud Rezvanian Rahaghi on Tuesday had raised hackles in the Indian diplomatic community. Terming his comments as “loose remarks”, former Indian Ambassador to various Gulf nations,
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