The Big Picture - Iran: Friendship at Stake?

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Iran on Tuesday criticised India for not fulfilling its promise of making investments in expansion of the strategically located Chabahar port and said New Delhi will stand to lose "special privileges" if it cuts import of Iranian oil. Iran's Deputy Ambassador Massoud Rezvanian Rahaghi said Iran will end the privileges being provided to India if it tries to source oil from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, the US and others to offset cuts in Iranian oil. Referring to US sanctions on oil import from Iran, Rahaghi said his country has been a reliable energy partner for India and that Iran always follows a "rationale pricing" of oil which ensures the interest of both consumers and suppliers. The senior Iranian diplomat said it was important to work together to immunise the relationship between the two countries through adoption of necessary instruments and mechanisms. On this edition of ‘The Big Picture’ we will analyse if the India, Iran friendship is at stake? Joining me on the program today are:

Guests - Ashok Sajjanhar, Former Diplomat,
Prof. Swaran Singh, Chairperson, Centre for International Politics, JNU,
Waiel Awwad, West Asia Expert,

Anchor - Frank Rausan Pereira

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