The US has rebuffed high-level pleas from the European Union to grant exemptions to European companies from its sanctions against Iran.
The Associated Press was not provided access to the new details of the Mossad operation.
Prices have climbed sharply this year, in part due to concerns about United States sanctions on Iran disrupting supply from the OPEC nation.
"To put things in context, if we were to look at Iran in total, it's exporting roughly 2.2 million barrels a day of sales, of which half is going to both China and India", he said.
The Trump administration has said more than 50 foreign companies have withdrawn their business from Iran since Trump announced the us was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the United States, Germany, France, Britain, China and Russian Federation.
New Delhi has insisted that its final policy decision on U.S. sanctions row with Iran will be guided strictly by national interests.
Mr Abbas Araghchi also called on the Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar.
"We're not making any commitments", Mnuchin said.
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Countries and businesses that continue to import Iranian oil could avoid penalties by making "significant reductions" as Washington re-imposes sanctions on Tehran later this year, according to top US officials.
"If it's small dollars or there's a particular reliance interest they're there, there's lots of things that will go into how we're thinking about this, but make no mistake about it, we're determined to impose these sanctions globally and broadly", he said. The issue figured during 15th round of Foreign Office Consultations between the two countries during which a host of other issues including implementation of Chabahar port project also figured, official sources said.
Iran and the other signatories to the 2015 agreement have been scrambling to preserve the limited trade deals they were able to secure since it was signed.
In today's meeting, India told the Iranian side that it was yet to take a call on complying with the U.S. sanctions.
Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, and Steven Mnuchin, Treasury secretary, have written a letter formally rejecting an appeal for carve-outs in finance, energy and healthcare because Washington wants to maximize financial pressure on Iran, according to diplomats with knowledge of its contents.
The Iranian embassy released a statement yesterday that Tehran would do its best to ensure security of oil supply to New Delhi, asserting that it had been a reliable energy partner for India. The White House says Saudi Arabia could raise oil production to make up for any shortfall, but Riyadh has not announced any plans.
The Ayatollah regime in Iran is signaling that it is open for nuclear cooperation with the United States.