Under a landmark deal signed on November 24, Washington and European Union agreed to let Iran access $4.2 billion in oil revenue that had been frozen in accounts abroad.
Iranian Oil Ministry news service Shana on Tuesday reported that Mohsen Qamsari, head of international affairs at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), said India had deposited some of the money in a Central Bank of Iran (CBI) account.
Qamsari said 45 percent of the money had been deposited in Indian rupees and 55 percent in euros, according to Shana.
The Indian government and industry sources, however, on Tuesday said that India has yet not made any payments.
As part of a limited relaxing of sanctions over Iran's disputed nuclear programme, the funds are expected to be paid in eight transfers with the first made by Japan on February 1
Indian officials said late last month that they were ready to pay $1.5 billion to clear part of a backlog of payments, following the partial easing of Western sanctions on Tehran.
India's imports from Iran more than doubled in January compared with a month earlier, hitting their highest since February 2012.



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