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Clinton presses India to cut oil imports from Iran

kolkata Updated: May 07, 2012 11:01 IST

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging energy-starved India to reduce the oil it imports from Iran to keep up pressure on the Islamic republic to come clean about its nuclear program.


Clinton told a town hall meeting in the eastern city of Kolkata on Monday that there's an adequate supply in the market for India to find alternative sources of oil. Clinton noted that India has taken some steps to reduce its imports from Iran but she says the US wants to see more.

India could face US sanctions by the end of June if the Obama administration determines it has not made significant cuts in imports under a law aimed at squeezing Iran's petroleum industry to press the country to prove its nuclear program is peaceful.