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India taking Russian oil won't violate sanctions: US

India taking Russian oil won't violate sanctions: US

Rediff.com16 Mar 2022

"Our message to any country continues to be that abide by the sanctions that we have put in place and recommended," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference on Tuesday.

If India accepts Russian oil offer it won't violate US sanctions: White House

If India accepts Russian oil offer it won't violate US sanctions: White House

Rediff.com16 Mar 2022

India taking up Russia's offer of discounted crude oil would not be a violation of American sanctions, the White House has said. "Our message to any country continues to be that abide by the sanctions that we have put in place and recommended," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference on Tuesday. Asked about a report on the possibility that India could take up the Russian offer of discounted crude oil, Psaki said, "I don't believe this would be violating that (sanctions)."

Nothing other than an accident: US on India's accidental missile firing

Nothing other than an accident: US on India's accidental missile firing

Rediff.com15 Mar 2022

India on Friday said it accidentally fired a missile two days back that landed in Pakistan and that the "deeply regrettable" incident was caused by a technical malfunction in the course of its routine maintenance.

Ukraine war: US 'concerned' over Russia-China 'alignment'

Ukraine war: US 'concerned' over Russia-China 'alignment'

Rediff.com15 Mar 2022

United States National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with his Chinese counterpart in Rome and held discussions on a range of issues, including bilateral relation and Russia's war against Ukraine, the White House said.

Will support India with military equipment against China: US Admiral

Will support India with military equipment against China: US Admiral

Rediff.com12 Mar 2022

The United States will continue to support India with equipment and other things it needs along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, a top American admiral has told lawmakers, asserting that Washington and New Delhi share a 'tremendous partnership'.

Moved 12k US troops along borders with Russia: Biden

Moved 12k US troops along borders with Russia: Biden

Rediff.com12 Mar 2022

Biden stressed over "not fighting a third World War in Ukraine" but avowed sending an "unmistakable message that we will defend every inch of NATO territory".

India-China LAC tension worst in 40 years: US admiral

India-China LAC tension worst in 40 years: US admiral

Rediff.com10 Mar 2022

The statement of Commander of US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral John Aquilino on Wednesday came ahead of the 15th round of high-level military talks between India and China on March 11.

Pentagon appreciates India's UN vote on Russia

Pentagon appreciates India's UN vote on Russia

Rediff.com10 Mar 2022

Top Pentagon officials have shown an understanding of India abstaining at the UN on resolutions against the Russian aggression against Ukraine but had a hard time pacifying many US lawmakers during a Congressional hearing on the Indo-Pacific on New Delhi's repeated abstention at the world body in New York.

Russia now global economic pariah: US after sanctions

Russia now global economic pariah: US after sanctions

Rediff.com9 Mar 2022

'The Ruble is now down 50 per cent and worth less than one American penny since Putin announced his war'

Biden announces ban on Russian oil and gas imports

Biden announces ban on Russian oil and gas imports

Rediff.com8 Mar 2022

The President said he made the decision in consultation with European allies but added they may not be in a position to join the US in banning Russian energy imports.

Under Modi, India more likely to respond with force to Pak: US intel

Under Modi, India more likely to respond with force to Pak: US intel

Rediff.com8 Mar 2022

The annual threat assessment of the US Intelligence Community released by the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) also said that the 'expanded military posture by both India and China along the disputed border elevates the risk of armed confrontation between two nuclear powers that might involve direct threats to US persons and interests and calls for US intervention'.

Sanctions on India for Russia deal 'extraordinarily foolhardy': US senator

Sanctions on India for Russia deal 'extraordinarily foolhardy': US senator

Rediff.com8 Mar 2022

'There are reports that the Biden administration is contemplating imposing CAATSA sanctions against India, the largest democracy on Earth'

US 'in talks' with India over its stand on Russian invasion: Diplomat

US 'in talks' with India over its stand on Russian invasion: Diplomat

Rediff.com3 Mar 2022

Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Donald Lu, was speaking to members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, just after India had abstained from a vote on the United Nations General Assembly resolution.

Biden bars Russian flights, says Putin wrong, US is ready

Biden bars Russian flights, says Putin wrong, US is ready

Rediff.com2 Mar 2022

"Throughout our history we've learned this lesson -- when dictators do not pay a price for their aggression, they cause more chaos. They keep moving. And, the costs and threats to America and the world keep rising," Biden said addressing the joint session of the Congress in his first State of the Union.

United States reaches 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2022: USCIS

United States reaches 65,000 H-1B visa cap for 2022: USCIS

Rediff.com1 Mar 2022

The US has received enough petitions needed to reach the congressionally mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2022, a federal agency has announced. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. Technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.

Biden allays Americans' concerns over nuclear war after Russian actions

Biden allays Americans' concerns over nuclear war after Russian actions

Rediff.com1 Mar 2022

In response to a question about whether US citizens should be concerned about a nuclear war breaking out, Biden said "no."

Ukraine crisis: Voiced our concerns about Russia to India, says US

Ukraine crisis: Voiced our concerns about Russia to India, says US

Rediff.com1 Mar 2022

The United States enjoys a 'close and cordial' relationship with India, a senior official in the Joe Biden administration has said here on Monday, even as he voiced his country's 'concerns' to New Delhi about Russia.

US, allies cut off Russian banks from SWIFT

US, allies cut off Russian banks from SWIFT

Rediff.com27 Feb 2022

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) is the world's main banking messaging service which links around 11,000 banks and institutions in more than 200 countries, including India.

India has ties with Russia that we don't have, that's okay: US

India has ties with Russia that we don't have, that's okay: US

Rediff.com26 Feb 2022

"We share important interests with India. We share important values with India. And we know India has a relationship with Russia that is distinct from the relationship that we have with Russia. Of course, that is okay," Price told reporters at his daily news conference on Friday.

US toughens stand, slaps sanctions on Putin, other leaders in rare move

US toughens stand, slaps sanctions on Putin, other leaders in rare move

Rediff.com26 Feb 2022

The US, in coordination with allies and partners, continued to forcefully respond to Russia's "unjustified, unprovoked and premeditated" invasion of Ukraine by imposing sanctions on Putin and Lavrov.

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