Thanking India, the United States White House said on Wednesday that it is "highly gratified by co-operation from a great friend and partner like India" on the Iranian oil sanctions. The statement comes after the Trump administration slapped sanctions against Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, ramping up tension with Tehran.
India, which gets much of its oil from Iran, went out of its way to cooperate with the United States and has brought down the import of oil from Iran to almost zero.
According to reports, a senior White House official, who requested to remain anonymous, told reporters that the United States is appreciative of India’s cooperation and is mindful of India’s energy needs.
The official also reportedly said that the US is “very happy as a major energy producer to contribute to what we see as an ample supply to the global market that can keep India amply supplied with energy."