The US president and the North Korean ruler have kept the world on the edge with their unpredictability and volatility.
The situation in West Asia is so fragile that one wrong decision by Iran or any of the US allies in the region can lead to a full-scale war.
Should New Delhi waver or dither, Tehran would hand over the strategic Chabahar Port to China and Pakistan.
New Delhi will try its best to maintain its current ties with Tehran without offending the US.
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Among other things, oil prices will most definitely inflate.
New Delhi’s refineries are uniquely suited to process Iranian crude and Tehran can no longer play the ‘oh but I have other suitors waiting’ game.
The international agreement that prevented Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons is now just a piece of paper.
India's participation in the development of Chabahar port will enable it to altogether bypass Pakistan.
The diplomatic success of the Americans is all the more striking because they have treated the West Asian country shabbily in many ways.
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The Modi government will invest $85.21 million in developing the strategically important Chabahar port in Iran, allowing it to circumvent Pakistan.