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U.S. May Sanction India Over Level of Iran-Oil Imports

Mark Dubowitz
15th March 2012 - Quoted by Indira A.R. Lakshmanan and Pratish Narayanan, Bloomberg

Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington and an adviser to the administration on sanctions, said India shouldn’t assume it will avoid sanctions unless its refiners demonstrably reduce imports over the next three months.

There’s no reason “why India should be given a free pass as the EU, Japan and others significantly reduce the scale and scope of their Iranian trade,” he said in an interview. “No country should be confident that it will not be the target of U.S. sanctions.”

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