Diplomatic tensions have been high between the United States and Iran in recent times, especially after Washington announced that no fresh sanction waivers will be issued for Iranian oil imports to eight countries, including India.
Speaking on the Iran-India bilateral relationship, the Iranian minister said: " India is one of our most important partners - economic, political and regional. We have regular consultations with India on various issues and I'm here to have consultations with my counterpart on most recent developments in the region as well as our bilateral relations."
India and China are currently the largest importers of Iranian oil. Three of the eight countries who received the waivers -- including Greece, Italy, and Taiwan -- have already reduced their Iranian oil imports to zero.
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