US continues to talk with India on energy needs

Washington: In its effort to reduce dependency on Iranian oil, the United States continues to talk with India on its energy needs, a senior US official has said.

"We continue to talk about India and its energy needs in relation to our overall global efforts to reduce dependency on Iranian oil, and those talks continue," US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said.

"We are certainly sensitive to these pressures on India. But we have had, as the Secretary (of State) noted, very positive talks with India," he said in response to a question, He also said that one of the senior State Department official was in New Delhi recently to hold talks with India on this issue.