new Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to Donald Trump about the growing tension between the US and Iran after the death of General Qasim Sulemani of Iran in the US strike. According to sources, PM Modi congratulated Trump on the new year. It is noteworthy that on January 3, a drone attack was carried out on the command of Trump's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Sulaimani, on the orders of Trump. The attack was carried out on Baghdad International Airport Road. The attack has drawn widespread condemnation in Iran. The country's highest religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani have vowed to take revenge on America.
Iran has placed a reward of 80 million dollars on the head of US President Donald Trump for the murder of Major General Qasim Suleimani. During Sulaimani's funeral, official broadcasters on Sunday appealed to every Iranian to give one dollar, this amount would be given to the person who killed the President of America. It was announced, "Iran has 80 million inhabitants. Based on Iran's population, we want to raise $ 80 million, which will be a reward for the assassination of US President Donald Trump."
However Donald Trump has said that Sulemani was responsible for Iranian operations from Delhi to London. In 2012, an Israeli diplomat's car was attacked in Delhi. The talk of the American President is probably being linked to this. At that time, India also warned Iran not to carry out any kind of activity here.
After Sulemani's death, oil prices have increased due to tensions in the Gulf region. Immediately after his death, the price of crude oil per barrel increased by four percent. This is also affecting India.
Crude oil fire, bentra crude crosses $ 70
Significantly, due to military tension in the Gulf region, there is a fire in crude oil. There has been a strong jump in the price of oil. The benchmark crude oil Brent crude price has once again crossed $ 70 per barrel. Earlier in September, the price of Brent jumped above $ 70 after the attack on Saudi Aramco. The military tension in the Gulf region is deepening as the US and Iran get colder. There has been a steady rise in prices due to fears that supply of crude oil will be disrupted. In the international market, the price of crude oil rose by more than two percent on Monday, while the price of crude oil in the Indian futures market rose by more than three percent.
In the January contract of crude oil on Multi Commodity Exchange ie MCX at 11.06 am, it was trading at Rs 4,641 per barrel, up by Rs 142, or 3.16 per cent, while the price of crude during the previous trading was up to Rs 4,670 per barrel. Boom of
On the international futures market, Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, Bentre crude's March delivery contract was trading 2.36 per cent higher at $ 70.22 per barrel, compared to the previous session, while Brent crude rose to $ 70.75 per barrel during trading. Earlier, the price of Brent went up to $ 71.95 per barrel on September 16, 2019.
At the same time, American Light Crude West Texas Intermediate, or WTI's February contract, was trading two per cent higher at $ 64.31 a barrel on the New York Merke Tile Exchange. In the international market, the price of crude oil remains at a high level of three and a half months. The confrontation between the United States and Iran continues to create military tension in the Gulf region and in the meantime, the crisis in the Gulf region is intensifying with the warning of US President Donald Trump to ban Iraq. In such a situation, the price of oil may continue to rise.
Anuj Gupta, deputy vice president (energy and currency research), Angel Broking, said that the region supplies more than 40 per cent of the world oil and in the event of military stress, oil supplies may be disrupted, leading to further price rise Can come. He said that Brent crude can go up to $ 70-75 per barrel, while the price of WTI can touch $ 68 per barrel.
(Input: Agency with IANS)