While Iranian oil imports were also discussed, the focus was on suspending some commitments made under the Iran nuclear deal and recent developments in the Gulf of Oman.
New Delhi: On his second visit to India this year, the gathering war clouds in the Gulf weighed heavily on the talks of visiting Iranian foreign minister Javed Zarif with his Indian hosts.
He was back in Delhi for the second time in four months, but for the first time since the US ended Iranian oil import waivers for eight countries, including India, from May 2.
However, while Iranian crude imports did increase, it was not the top priority during the talks. According to Indian sources, the Iranians dwelled much less on oil imports than on the decision taken to suspend some commitments made under the Iran nuclear deal and recent developments in the Gulf of Oman.
After the meeting, Zarif told Iranian media that he raised the prospect of a false-flag operation to exacerbate the situation.
“We discussed regional issues and dangers that the policies of extremist individuals in the US administration are trying to impose on the region as well as concerns about the suspicious and sabotage acts that happen in our region, and we had earlier predicted that they will adopt such measures to provoke tensions,” he said, as per state-run Fars News.
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