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Clinton hopes India will do "even more" to cut Iran oil imports
Reuters ^ | Mon May 7, 2012 1:18am EDT | (Reporting by Andrew Quinn; Editing by John Chalmers)

Posted on 05/06/2012 10:58:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Monday she hoped India will do "even more" to cut its purchases of oil from sanctions-hit Iran as there was adequate supply available from other countries such as Saudi Arabia.

Speaking in the city of Kolkata on a visit to India, Clinton said there would be a decision in about two months as to whether India would be given a waiver from sanctions over Iran oil purchases.

She also said she was apprehensive about the possibility of a conflict between Iran and Israel.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: imports; india; iran; sanctions

1 posted on 05/06/2012 10:58:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

She also said she was apprehensive about the possibility of a conflict between Iran and Israel. …


She should be. She and the ecvil bastard 0bama have been nothing less than a disaster in foreign policy.


2 posted on 05/06/2012 11:08:09 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Olog-hai

“She also said she was apprehensive about the possibility of a conflict between Iran and Israel.”

That will happen at least once, Hillary. And the last time it does it will be called the Ezekiel 38 war.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zuYCM0g2kc&feature=player_embedded


3 posted on 05/06/2012 11:55:32 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Olog-hai

Not a wise thing for Clinton to tell India what to buy and where to buy from. US doesn’t need another enemy to eff with.


4 posted on 05/07/2012 6:12:57 AM PDT by ravager
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Quite unlikely US is looking to make an enemy of India.

Since the Bush era, both of them appear to have quite closely aligned goals. There are still things both do that the other doesn’t like, (US supplying Pak, India buying from Iran etc etc) but eventually I see them working it out.

It was only a few centuries ago that France and UK were sworn enemies and now look at them. In retrospect, US and India are better placed in their inter-country relationship. Politicos will come and go, but the bureaucrats working in the background will be the ones who will be sealing this marriage. The Israeli lobby in the US is quite pro India and for certain has had a hand in playing match maker here.


5 posted on 05/07/2012 9:47:14 PM PDT by coldphoenix
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To: ravager

India doesn’t need another enemy either, considering they are already surrounded by enemies.


6 posted on 05/07/2012 9:53:49 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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I didn’t read India imposing sanctions on US. Besides US wasn’t always a friend anyways.

Personally I think US doesn’t have b***s to actually take on Iran so they impose sanctions on otherwise friendly countries.


7 posted on 05/07/2012 11:24:23 PM PDT by ravager
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To: coldphoenix

I think you are too optimistic. I don’t see anything special about India and US relationship. People get carried away with political rhetoric. What Bush did between US and India was historic, but that’s only him. Don’t expect much from Republicans let alone democrats who despise India. Israeli lobby isn’t going to fix that, they have their own problems.


8 posted on 05/07/2012 11:38:52 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager
You make some good points, but I think India has a lot to gain from being better friends with the USA. India is better off focusing on nuclear energy with American help rather than just becoming more and more dependent foreign oil. The USA can be a much more valuable friend to India than Iran can.
9 posted on 05/08/2012 12:30:51 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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India definitely has a lot to gain by being friends with US. No doubt about that. But India isn't going to become any friendlier by imposition of sanctions. The brutal reality is we all need oil. Indian cars wont run on nuclear power just yet. As for dependence on foreign oil, US is WAY more dependent then any other country. And India has her own issue with Saudi Arabia.

Hey if US wants to go after Iran, I am all for it! But if not, at least dont eff with India. That's the wrong country to screw with.

10 posted on 05/08/2012 5:04:09 PM PDT by ravager
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To: Tailgunner Joe

After decades of sanctions against India, Bush did all the hard work to lift those sanctions and accept India as a friend. And the Indians saw it as a new beginning. Now the Democrats came and put the sanctions back in place. How much faith do you think India will have on US now?


11 posted on 05/08/2012 5:18:11 PM PDT by ravager
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Perhaps.
But I see the indo-us relationship going to go the same way the franco-us relationship is. While allies and in NATO, France for the most part has a rather independent foreign policy unlike say, UK.
Case in point, when India conducted the nuke tests, it was the only NATO country that was against sanctions (and didnt impose any either). And also France wasn’t gogo and gaga for the 2nd Iraq invasion as well.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 9:52:07 PM PDT by coldphoenix
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