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India has ended Iranian oil imports to comply with US sanctions: Envoy

India says it has also ended all imports from Venezuela because it considered itself a partner of the United States.

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A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran

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India has ended all imports of oil from Iran, its ambassador in Washington said Thursday, becoming the latest country to comply with the US sanctions.

India had already sharply decreased its imports from Iran and bought one million tonnes (tons) of crude in April, the last month before Washington stepped up its pressure campaign against Tehran and ended all exemptions to sanctions, Ambassador Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.

"That's it. After that we haven't imported any," Shringla told reporters during a briefing on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election victory.

Shringla said India has also ended all imports from Venezuela because it considered itself a

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First Published: May 24 2019 | 1:52 AM IST

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