Sources explained the exclusion of Italy from the new U.S. sanctions against Iran

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobacteria. Archival photoSources explained the exclusion of Italy from the new U.S. sanctions against Iran© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

The exclusion of Italy from new us sanctions against Iran due to the excellent state of bilateral relations between Rome and Washington, it became known late on Monday evening to journalists from sources in the government Palace Chigi.

«Of course, this decision was not accidental and is the result of the excellent state of relations between Italy and the United States. This is positive news for our businesses,» said government sources.

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 in relation to other countries doing business with Iran. Part of the sanctions Washington imposed on 7 August and 5 November, the U.S. Treasury contributed to the sanctions list of more than 700 individuals, organizations, aircraft and ships to Iran, including 14 of the largest banks. One of the reasons for the imposition of sanctions, the United States called Iran’s support of terrorism.

Additional US sanctions, which involved the export of oil, entered into force 5 Nov. The US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced that Washington provides temporary exceptions to the oil sanctions to China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey. The US special envoy on Iran Brian hook has warned that Washington will immediately impose sanctions against those who try to use the mechanisms of bypass of restrictions against Tehran.