Friday, 14 December, 2018

Iran Receives More European Airplanes Ahead of U.S. Sanction Renewal

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Iran wants guarantees from Europe to maintain banking cooperation and investments in Iran's oil fields as well as continuation of cooperation between Iranian and European small and medium-sized enterprises, Qasemi noted.

Teams of USA officials have been visiting capitals around the world to try to choke off sales of Iranian oil by early November, when US sanctions are due to snap back into effect.

In May, the United States pulled out of a 2015 deal between world powers and Tehran under which worldwide sanctions on Iran were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

The US is due to impose a series of new sanctions on Iran in the next few months. "It shows they have not thought about its consequences", Rouhani was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA while on an official visit to Austria's capital, Vienna, in July.

USA officials last week said Iran carried out a similar exercise, though Tehran did not immediately acknowledge it.

The US is now also pushing Pyongyang to scrap its nuclear capabilities after President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un agreed a vague commitment to "denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" at their landmark summit in June.

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Last month, USA officials familiar with the matter said the Trump administration had launched a communications campaign to foment unrest and put pressure on Iran to end its nuclear programme and its support of armed groups.

According to data compiled by the agency, China boosted its purchases of Iranian oil in July, snapping up more than a third of the country's total exports.

Washington has told countries they must halt all imports of Iranian oil from 4 November or face United States financial measures. -Chinese trade relations. The Trump administration this week said it would increase tariffs on China from 10 percent to 25 percent, prompting Beijing to say it wouldn't be persuaded by economic blackmail.

Reuters reported last week that India's oil industry is preparing for a blanket cut in Iranian imports, although officials from the two countries continue to hold talks on the issue.

"China will continue to cooperate with Iran adhering to its global obligations". This accounted for 35 percent of Iranian exports last month, according to ship-tracking data compiled by Bloomberg.

China has however agreed it will not increase oil imports from Iran, in a move which would directly challenge the United States blockade.

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