Brian Hook, U.S. Particular Consultant for Iran, attends an interview with Reuters on the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, June 27, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
LONDON (Reuters) – The US will sanction any nation that imports Iranian oil and there are not any exemptions in place, the USA particular envoy for Iran stated on Friday.
U.S. President Donald Trump focused Iranian Supreme Chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and different high Iranian officers with sanctions on Monday, taking an unprecedented step to extend stress on Iran after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone final week.
“We’ll sanction any imports of Iranian crude oil… There are proper now no oil waivers in place,” Brian Hook stated when requested concerning the sale of Iranian crude to Asia, including that the USA would check out reviews of Iranian crude going to China.
“We’ll sanction any illicit purchases of Iranian crude oil,” Hook instructed reporters in London.
Reporting by Man Faulconbridge; further reporting by James Davey; writing by Alistair Smout; enhancing by Stephen Addison