Friday, 12 October 2018

US threatens India with CAATSA if it continues to purchase fuel from Iran

New Delhi: The US law, Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), which was amended early this year, empowers the President to act against any country that he considers inimical to US interests.

The US embassy spokesperson in New Delhi had last week clarified that the CAATSA was aimed only at Moscow and not intended to damage the military capabilities of its “allies and partners.”

 

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The spokesperson for US State Department Heather Nauert while addressing the media on India purchasing fuel from Iran, said, “The President had addressed it, he was asked whether or not India would buy oil from Iran after sanctions are reimposed.

President said, ‘we’ll take care of that’. He was asked also about Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) sanctions and possible imposition of CAATSA sanctions. And he (US President) said, India is going to find out. And India will find out very soon. We’ll see. So I’m not going to get ahead of him, but certainly, when we hear about things such as purchasing oil or purchasing of the S-400 systems, it’s not helpful”.

 

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