As far as possible, the United States to declare that all the importers of the Iranian oil will have to end their all kind of imports briefly or be subject to the US approvals, a familiar source informed the media. The source ensured a presentation by a Washington Post columnist that the authority will dismiss the sanctions waivers it had approved to some importers of Iranian oil late in the last year.
US President Donald Trump has been directly ordered to his national security team over the last few weeks that he decides to end the waivers, and US National security advisor John Bolton has been working with the issue within the administration.
The United States reinforced sanctions in November on the exports of Iranian oil after the US President indirectly dismissed of a 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and six international powers. Washington is forcing Iran to retrench its nuclear program and prevent supporting militant proxies across the Middle East.
Along with approvals, Washington has also approved waivers to eight economies which had trimmed their purchases of Iranian oil, permitting them to resume purchasing it without provoking sanctions for six months.
They were Japan, China, India, South Korea, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Taiwan. But on Monday, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo will declare “ that, as of May 2, the State Department will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is currently importing Iranian crude or condensate”, stated by the columnist of the posts, Josh Rogin in his report, mentioning two State Department officials that he did not mention.
US State Assistant Secretary of Energy Resources repeated the position of the administration that “ our goal is to get to zero Iranian exports as quickly as possible”.
Other nations have been observing whether the United States would resume the waivers. Turkish Presidential representative Ibrahim Kalin told that Turkey hopes the United States to extend a waiver approved to Ankara for resuming oil purchasing from Iran without any violation of US sanctions.
Turkey did not back US sanctions policy on Iran and did not think it would relent the desired consequence, as per the information from the media.
Washington has undertaken a campaign of substantial economic pressure on Iran and through approvals, it ultimately targets to pause Iranian oil exports and thereby sustain the main source of Tehran’s revenue.