Iran foreign minister in India for talks after US sanctions May 15, 2019 0 455 12345 ReutersNEW DELHIIran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif will hold talks with his counterpart in the Indian capital on Tuesday after New Delhi stopped purchases of Iranian oil this month in the wake of renewed US sanctions.India was Iran’s top oil client after China, but halted imports after Washington reimposed sanctions on Iran and later withdrew waivers to eight nations, including India, which had allowed them to import some Iranian oil. “India is one of our most important partners, economic, political and regional,” Zarif told Reuters’ partner ANI on Monday ahead of talks with Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.“We have regular consultations with India on various issues and I’m here to have consultations with my counterpart on most recent developments in the region as well as our bilateral relations,” he added. Washington wants to block Iran’s oil exports after US President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 accord between Iran and six world powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Philippines gives thumbs-up to Duterte as loyalists dominate election May 15, 2019 0 1293 Don’t meddle in next US presidential vote: Pompeo tells Russia May 15, 2019 0 1833 Senior Conservatives tell May to ditch Brexit talks with Labour May 15, 2019 0 1764 Violence during BJP president’s roadshow in Kolkata; arson outside college hostel Agencies kolkatta Students, learnt to be members of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, were protesting near the front gate of Calcutta University and shouting “Amit Shah go back” slogans. Angered by the protest, BJP workers, .. China praises Pakistan for ‘swift action’ after terror attack at Hotel BEIJING: China has praised the Pakistan’s security forces for their “swift action” in neutralising the terrorists who attacked a luxury hotel in Gwadar and ensured the safety of the Chinese personnel and institutions .. 4 cops killed in Pakistan’s Quetta terror attack ARYNEWS ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Imran Khan while condemning the Quetta terrorists’ attack has sought a detailed report from the concerned authorities, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The terrorist attack in Quetta’s .. Bangladesh sets up new court to try opposition leader Dhaka: Bangladeshi authorities have set up a new makeshift court adjacent to a jail outside the capital Dhaka to try imprisoned opposition leader Khaleda Zia, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Zia, a two-time former prime .. Escalating anti-Muslim riots in Sri Lankan claim first life AFP Minuwangoda, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka announced Tuesday a curfew for a second straight night after a man was killed by sword-wielding rioters in an escalating anti-Muslim backlash following the Easter terror attacks. .. US warns EU over ‘poison pill’ defence plans Brussels: The United States has sent a stern warning to the European Union that its plans to boost defence cooperation within the bloc could unravel decades of transatlantic cooperation and damage NATO. A May 1 letter .. Putin meets Pompeo as US seeks ‘a way forward’ Sochi: Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the highest-level talks between the rival powers in nearly a year, dealt with a raft of disagreements from Venezuela to Iran to .. Democrats and Trump fight in court over his financial records WASHINGTON: A federal judge on Tuesday said financial records from US President Donald Trump’s long-time accounting firm would be part of a “proper subject of investigation” by Congress, appearing to side with ..