National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 12 October 2018
“Purchasing oil (from Iran) or purchasing S- 400 systems is not helpful. United States Government reviews it very carefully”, said Heather Ann Nauert, Spokesperson, US Department of States in reply to a journalist’s question during media briefing.
In a seperate question on Pakistan request from a US$ 8 billion bail out package from IMF, she said, “In call cases, we examine that carefully from all angles including Pakistan’s debt position in evaluating any loan program. Part of the reason that Pakistan found itself in that situation is Chinese debt”.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.