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The United States will make an exception to the sanctions for the eight countries that import oil from Iran, said Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
«We plan to make temporary exceptions for the eight jurisdictions (countries — ed.) but only on the basis that they demonstrate a significant reduction in (import — ed) of crude oil (from Iran — ed.) and cooperation in many other areas, and made important steps to reduce crude oil imports to zero. These negotiations are still ongoing,» said Pompeo at the briefing. The Secretary of state stressed that «the two jurisdictions completely stop the import (oil) under the agreement, the other six will import (oil) in extremely reduced volumes.»
He confirmed that the ultimate goal of the United States is the complete cessation of Iranian oil exports. The new sanctions will come into force on November 5, Pompeo recalled.
The President of the United States Donald trump announced in may that Washington is out of agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. He also reported the return of all sanctions against Iran including secondary, that is, against other countries doing business with Iran. Once again, the U.S. has enacted on August 7 some of the sanctions against Iran. The more significant sanctions that would cover oil exports, are expected on 5 November. Washington has said it aims to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero and urged its customers to abandon such purchases.
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