US Grants Temporary Iran Oil Waivers to Eight Counties

US Grants Temporary Iran Oil Waivers to Eight Counties

"We have a plan to counter the new sanctions", he stressed. He said Iran was continuing its pursuit of nuclear weapons, and that the sanctions relief gave Iran cash to carry out destabilizing activities in the Middle East.

Aside from restrictions on oil imports, the administration added more than 700 individuals, entities, vessels and aircraft linked to the energy and financial sectors and other segments of Iran's economy to the US list of sanctioned entities. The exercises are annual affairs, but the airing of the pictures was a clear message of defiance to the US and its allies.

Saudi Arabia is the only country with the capacity to make up for lost Iranian oil production.

"In October, we switched to [oil] imports from other countries".

Tehran has claimed a diplomatic victory against the U.S. with Europe still pressing hard to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal and taking steps to establish a payments channel to bypass the sanctions. The move, which is aimed at pressuring Iran to curb its nuclear programme, brings the total number of entities facing the wrath of America to 900.

Meanwhile, the expert was not optimistic about the possibility that Iran would negotiate another deal with the United States.

He added, "We have iron will to counter sanctions". They include some of Iran's top oil customers - China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.

However, Iran's clerical rulers have dismissed concerns about the impact of sanctions on the country's economy. "Today the enemy (the United States) is targeting our economy. the main target of sanctions is our people", Rouhani said.

Iran's vice president Eshaq Jahangiri said the Tehran government hopes to continue exporting oil despite the U.S. sanctions. "We are intent on ensuring that global funds stop flowing to the coffers of the Iranian regime".

Iranian officials expressed their gratitude for South Korea's prior consultations on the sensitive issue, the source said.

The U.N.'s atomic energy agency, which was tasked with monitoring the implementation of the agreement, has certified in multiple reports that Iran is in compliance.

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But they were opposed by other signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal - Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany and the EU.

Japan said it was pleased to be temporarily spared from possible penalties for importing Iranian oil.

Iran said on Monday it would break the sanctions and continue to sell oil overseas. This has reduced purchases by more than 1 million barrels per day and has cost Iran $2.5 billion in oil revenue since May, he said.

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at $62.86 a barrel at 0800 GMT, down 24 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last settlement. "If the sanctions are prolonged, it will be a factor (in causing production costs to increase)", said one official from a local petrochemical company.

Despite such efforts, condensate from Iran is still preferred by local oil-refining and chemical companies due to its lower prices.

President Rouhani said Iran would "continue to sell oil".

The curbs come as the United States is focused on U.S. congressional and gubernatorial elections on Tuesday.

The countries will deposit Iran's revenue in an escrow account, U.S. officials have said.

"That's why they want us to round up our missiles".

European leaders and representatives from Russian Federation and China defended the deal and urged Trump to allow them to continue to uphold it.

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