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US decision to end Iran oil waivers gives ammo to PM Modi's opposition

Criticism that his diplomacy has failed to guarantee continued access to cheaper Iranian oil comes in the middle of India's weeks-long general election, which began on April 11

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI photo

US President Donald Trump’s move to pressure Iranian oil importers is turning into a headache for India’s government in the midst of a re-election battle. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose government is one of the world’s biggest importers of Iranian crude, is now facing opposition attacks over his inability to win concessions from Washington. Criticism that his diplomacy has failed to guarantee continued access to cheaper Iranian oil comes in the middle of India’s weeks-long general election, which began on April 11. “The US ban on ...