US Gets Tough With India, China On Iranian Oil

March 1, 2012
The US is having "very intense and very blunt" conversations with India, China and Turkey on reducing their dependence on Iranian oil in a bid to bolster American sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.

Clinton, testifying before a Congressional committee yesterday, said the US is asking these countries to take specific measures that would reduce their dependence on Iranian oil. But, without naming any one, she did acknowledge that this would be a bit tough for some countries.

"With respect to China and Turkey and India, we've had very intense and very blunt conversations with each of those countries. I think that there are a number of steps that we are pointing out to them that we believe they can and should make," Clinton said while responding to questions from Senator Robert Menendez.

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