Terror & talks can not go together: says Sushma in contex of Pakistan

31 May, 2018, 23:01 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj greets Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in New Delhi on Monday

The visit took place 20 days after Donald Trump withdrew the USA from the worldwide nuclear agreement, known as the JCPOA, and is going to reintroduce sanctions against Iran.

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said New Delhi will not make foreign policy decisions under pressure from others.

He also praised Iran and India's mutual ties and said bilateral political and economic relations between Tehran and New Delhi have always been at a good level.

Iran is also a key energy supplier to Asia's third largest economy.

Russian Federation would feature in the talks when the defence and foreign ministers of India and the United States meet in Washington July this year, spokesperson of the U.S. embassy in India has said.

Iran's notorious Evin prison and the paramilitary group Ansar-e Hezbollah have been hit with new United States sanctions, for allegedly committing "serious human rights abuses" against its political dissidents and critics of the government.

Trump tweets he will give full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza
And despite the fact that he leads the government, Trump has complained that the government treats him unfairly, too. D'Souza was convicted of making an illegal campaign contribution of $20,000 (£15,000) in 2014 to a NY politician.

The US Treasury placed several Iranian state groups on its sanctions blacklist on Wednesday, accusing them of serious human rights abuses and censorship.

India continued to trade with Iran throughout previous sanction periods, but was forced to cut oil imports as sanctions choked off banking channels and insurance cover for tankers.

The United States announced earlier this month that was abandoning the 2015 agreement and will by November reinstate tough and far-reaching USA sanctions, which were lifted under the deal in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear activities. Discussing the relations with Pakistan, Swaraj said, "We are always ready for talks with Pakistan but with a caveat that terror and talks can not go together. Let us decide about one point, you give up terror and we can have talks", said Ms Swaraj.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said it was her engagement on Twitter that has transformed the once elitist ministry to a people-centric one. India is looking at developing Iran's Chabahar port as a gateway to enter landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asia bypassing Pakistan.

The regional bloc focusing on security and trade also includes four ex-Soviet Central Asian republics and two new members, Pakistan and India.

Iran is seeking support from fellow OPEC members against the returning US sanctions and wants the issue on the agenda at the Vienna meeting in June, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh wrote in a letter to Suhail Al Mazrouei, the energy minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who holds the OPEC presidency this year and will be chairing the meeting.

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