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Despite Western Blocade, India Stiil In Cooperation With Iran

New Delhi, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister of India Murli Deora on Thursday met Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and sought an assurance for early implementation of the June 2005 agreement providing for supply of 5 million tonnes of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to India at a total cost of $22 billion.

Mr. Deora, who made an unscheduled stopover in Iran on Wednesday evening, rushed in to save the agreement after the Economic Supreme Council of Iran refused to ratify the LNG agreement demanding that India make an upward revision in the price. Mr. Deora also met his Iranian counterpart, Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh, and Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki. More