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US envoy Nikki Haley meets Modi, asks India to cut imports of Iranian oil

Haley has used her role at the UN to regularly attack and ramp up pressure on Iran, accusing it of meddling in Syria and Yemen


US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday it was important India cut Iranian oil use, but said the US would work to allow India to use an Iranian port as corridor to Afghanistan.
“Sanctions are coming (on Iran) and we're going forward on that, and with India and the US building strong relationships we hoped that they would lessen their dependence on Iran,” Haley, a member of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet, told two reporters after her meeting with Modi in New Delhi.
The US said on Tuesday it had

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 1:41 AM IST

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