June 21, 2019

Pompeo to push Iran pressure campaign, oil sanctions compliance while in India: State official

Featuring Elizabeth Rosenberg

Source: S&P Global

Journalist Brian Scheid

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to India next week, but will offer no relief from oil sanctions to what was a top Iranian export market just two months ago, a senior State official said Friday.

"I think the administration has been very clear that this is the time to keep pressure on Iran, and certainly with the backdrop of the last several days, to ensure that Iran understands it needs to stop its destabilizing behavior in the region," the official said in a background call with reporters.

Pompeo will meet next week with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar before heading to a G-20 meeting in Japan later in the week.

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Authors

  • Elizabeth Rosenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Energy, Economics and Security Program

    Elizabeth Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. In this capacity, she publishes a...