India is adequately prepared to deal with the impact of the US decision to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in New Delhi that India will continue to work with partner nations, including with the US, to find all possible ways to protect India's energy and economic security interests.
In a statement, the White House said that five countries - India, China, Japan, South Korea and Turkey will no longer be exempt from US sanctions if they continue to import oil from Iran after their waivers end on the 2nd of May.
After the announcement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that there are no oil waivers that extend beyond that period. In November, the US granted a six-month waiver to India and other countries to continue importing oil from Iran. (AIR NEWS)