China rejects United States demand to reduce Iran oil imports
05 August, 2018, 22:16 | Author: Natasha Holloway
Iran's oil exports could fall by as much as two-thirds by the end of the year because of the U.S. sanctions, putting oil markets under strain amid supply outages elsewhere in the world.
They said they remained committed to the 2015 accord and to building up economic relations with Iran, including "the continuation of Iran's export of oil and gas" and other energy products.
The three European signatories to the nuclear deal, the United Kingdom, France and Germany agreed with China and Russian Federation last month to continue to support Iran through the reimposition of U.S. sanctions.
On the back of renewed tensions between Iran and the U.S., the Islamic Republic's President Hassan Rouhani delivered a thinly-veiled threat to hamper oil shipments in the Gulf.
It also said the U.S. military was concerned about Iran's ability to disrupt shipping lanes and cut off the Strait of Hormuz, a critical waterway through which millions of barrels of oil pass on day-to-day basis.
More than half-a-dozen current and former officials told the Reuters news agency that the campaign is meant to work in concert with US President Donald Trump's push to economically throttle Iran by re-imposing tough sanctions.
Fars reported authorities arrested 20 protesters and numerous protest leaders were women. They're the world's largest state sponsor of terror. The Iranian rial has fallen to 99,000 to the USA dollar despite a government-imposed rate of 44,000.
The US administration has vowed to impose sanctions on any company continuing to buy oil from Iran after the November 4 deadline.
Hardship is coming to Iran.
India, the second purchaser of Iranian crude, also increased its imports from Iran last month.
But as Ritterbusch indicated, jittery traders could send prices in one direction or another based on whatever analytical theory makes headlines, and on Friday Helima Croft, global head of commodity strategy for RBC Capital Markets declared that the oil market will tighten shortly.
On Sunday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency quoted Guard spokesman Gen. Ramezan Sharif confirming that its forces held a military drill in the Persian Gulf and the strait.
US officials, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the drills appeared created to send a message to Washington, which is intensifying its economic and diplomatic pressure on Tehran but so far stopping short of using the USA military to more aggressively counter Iran and its proxies.
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