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Iran FM holds talks with Sushma Swaraj amid tensions with US

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Iranian held talks with here on Tuesday.

The meeting between the two foreign ministers comes in the wake of heightened diplomatic tension between and the after on April 22 announced that no fresh sanction waivers will be issued for Iranian imports to eight countries, including

Zarif, who is on a two-day visit to India, had said the US is escalating tensions 'unnecessarily'.

"Unfortunately the has been escalating the situation unnecessarily. We do not seek escalation but we have always defended ourselves," he had told ANI soon after arriving in

After the US' announcement, India, the second largest buyer of Iranian after China, had said it was adequately prepared to deal with the impact of the decision to end waiver.

Three of the eight countries who received the waivers, namely Greece, Italy, and Taiwan, have already reduced their Iranian imports to zero.

On Sunday, Iranian had said that the country could see economic conditions worse than what prevailed during the 1980-88 war with Iraq, due to 'unprecedented pressure' from international sanctions.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 13:41 IST