India, Russia conclude negotiations for S-400 Triumf deal

Sushma Swaraj and Iran minister

US President Donald Trump this month withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal and ordered the reimposition of sanctions suspended under the 2015 accord.

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said New Delhi will not make foreign policy decisions under pressure from others. Iran is India's third-largest oil supplier.

Swaraj is scheduled to hold talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif later on Monday.

Parties involved in the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) "should engage constructively for peaceful resolution of the issues that have arisen with respect to the agreement", it said.

India continued trade with Iran during previous sanctions but had to cut oil imports as the sanctions choked off banking channels and insurance cover for tankers.

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The United States vowed to strictly enforce the new sanctions Tuesday, saying they are prepared to deploy dozens of diplomats to ensure the worldwide community complies with the Trump administration's harsh crackdown on the Iranian regime. Washington has also tightened sanctions against Venezuela over the controversial re-election of President Nicolas Maduro.

India, however, has made it clear that it has not abided by the U.S. sanctions on Iran or Venezuela in the past, neither will it this time. Iran has already invited Pakistan to become a part of the Chabahar development process - a call that would leave New Delhi jittery.

The chairman of the US House Armed Services Committee, William Thornberry, on Monday flagged concerns about the proposed sale of Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems to India saying it would complicate interoperability between Indian and American forces. To continue with this quest, he has backed an "all of the above" energy strategy much like that of former United States president Barack Obama.

India and Russian Federation are exploring ways to bypass American sanctions through an alternative payment route, officials familiar with the negotiations said. "In the course of these 60 days, the French government may also initiate talks with the United States government aimed at ensuring Total's stay in Iran", the Iranian oil ministry's news service Shana quoted the minister as saying.

India's relations with Iran witnessed an upswing since Modi's visit to Tehran in 2016 when the two countries signed several agreements, including one on the development of the Chabahar Port. And, India wants a good relationship with Iran as a way of offsetting its hard relationship with Pakistan.

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