Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held talks on Friday over a range of expected issues including the US-China trade deal and Iran sanctions issue. Speaking at the briefing after the event, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman said that a wide range of discussions happened in the meeting. Steven Mnuchin said that the US is working with allies to ensure there is enough oil and Iran sanctions don’t impact other nations. The US is continuing to make progress on the trade deal with China, he also said. America is seeking support against Iran over its nuclear programme and its ties to militant networks, global news agency Reuters reported. Other members of the US delegation include under secretary for international affairs Brent McIntosh and assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes Marshall Billingslea. Mnuchin, accompanied by Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner, began a regional tour from Oct. 25 through Saudi Arabia, Israel, United Arab Emirates, India and Qatar. Nirmala Sitharaman in October this year said that the negotiations between India and the United States on a trade deal are going on in “full speed” and expressed hope that it will conclude soon. The ongoing trade deal negotiations briefly came up for discussion during a pull aside between Sitharaman and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the IMF headquarters.