Iran pushes for faster execution of Chabahar port project and oil exports to India
New Delhi, Mar 18 (Frosh News) Iran has strongly proposed for a quicker implementation of the Chabahar port project and has asked for resumption of export of crude oil to India.
It has also urged for faster use of the facility by India to send various shipments saying the key transit hub will benefit both the countries.
Iranian Ambassador Iraj Elahi citied New Delhi not succumbing under pressure by the Western powers to not continue procurement of petroleum products from Russia following the Ukraine crisis.
Elahi hence also sought resumption of import of crude oil by India from Iran.
India stopped procurement of crude oil from Iran of after the US did not continue with sanction waivers to India and several other countries.
“We believe that India is and was strong and powerful to stand against the pressure of the West… India is a rising power. India has a powerful economy. So India could easily resist pressure from the US and the West,” the ambassador told a group of journalists. (Frosh News Bureau)