Sri Lanka seeks waiver for Iranian oil imports:
Posted on October 22nd, 2018

Indian Express

Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA – Sri Lanka has sought advice from India over its strategy on purchasing oil from Iran in the light of tightening US sanctions during bilateral talks, according to Indian daily newspaper Indian Express.

The daily cited a statement published by the office of Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe which said the country’s Petroleum Minister Arjuna Ranatunga has sought information on how India will act in the case of tighter sanctions from Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

The US President Donald Trump in May announced his country’s unilateral withdrawal from a hard-won nuclear deal of world powers with Iran.

Trump said Washington will reinstate two rounds of sanctions on Tehran, the first round of which were imposed early August and the second round, which will include curbs on Iran’s oil exports, is scheduled to come into force on November 4.

Sri Lanka’s ageing state-run refinery, originally built by the Soviet Union, works best with Iranian light crude, with other heavier crudes not generating enough light distillates.

One Response to “Sri Lanka seeks waiver for Iranian oil imports:”

  1. Nimal Says:

    We must have the courage to export and import to Iran, ignoring the Americans. Americans are setting them up for a war between Iran and the like of Saudi Arabia which is cruel. Iran has done us no wrong and we must buy their oil though I don’t agree with the Mullahs running that country. American arms industry and for their love for Israel is behind this but the Russians will not allow it.

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