Delhi-Berlin-Tehran Merkel Stops German Involvement in Tehran Oil Transactions

Under pressure from Washington, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is moving to end German central bank involvement in oil payments between India and Iran. The deal had angered politicians in the US who believe Germany had been used to circumvent sanctions against Tehran.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a halt to payments from India to an Iranian bank through Germany's central bank.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a halt to payments from India to an Iranian bank through Germany's central bank.

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