U.S. Announces Eight Waivers From Iran Oil Sanctions. China, Turkey Included

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U.S. Announces Eight Waivers From Iran Oil Sanctions. China, Turkey Included

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US State Secretary Mike Pompeo said on November 5 that China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey had received waivers that would allow them to continue “temporary” imports of Iranian oil without facing penalties.

“I promise you,” Pompeo said, “that doing business with Iran in defiance of our sanctions will ultimately be a much more painful business decision than pulling out of Iran.”

Pompeo claimed that the US has a broad support for the Trump administration’s approach. He added that “There are more than three” countries in Europe, which didn’t receive waivers. France, Germany and the U.K. as well as Russia and China have worked to preserve the Iran nuclear deal following the US exit.

“There are certain transactions that they can continue to do, whether they’re humanitarian transactions or certain trade in the restricted accounts,” Pompeo said commenting on the approach of the US towards EU states.

Furthermore, Pompeo said that there will be a “swift punishment” to countries who defy the US’ anti-Iran sanctions.

Earlier on the same day, the US officially imposed a ban on Iranian oil imports and sanctioned more than 700 Iranian companies and energy producers, and individuals. They target 50 Iranian banks, 200 individuals, and vessels in Iran’s shipping and energy sectors, as well as one airline and 65 of its aircraft.

The newly imposed sanctions marked the second phase of the so-called maximum pressure campaign launched by the Trump adminsitration in order to force Iran to re-shape its foreign and defense policies as well as to overthrow the current Iranian government.

Commenting on the sanctions, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that Iran “will face mounting financial isolation until they fundamentally change their destabilizing behavior.”

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  • BMWA1

    Such grace from Pukka Sahib Pompeo to deign to allow purchases of oil from Iran.

  • stary ujo

    USA are most pig country all around the world , with Israel !

    • Jens Holm

      And You conclude pigs keep muslims from ME away ?

    • Merijn

      The U.S. is committing Seppuku at the Moment….and yeah that Country is pretty Sick…. Just like the European Establishment…. they are Parasites….Pompeo should dangle in a Tree….just Like the rest of Washington…. Their Arrogance is Beyond Bizarre…they have been to Disneyland too often….

      • Jens Holm

        They dont have that many trees :)

        • Merijn

          Hang the rest in Canada…. they got plenty trees up there..

        • d’Artagnan

          But many Jews to hang from trees :)

      • d’Artagnan

        US sanctions are meaningless and toothless.

        • Merijn

          They have the opposite effect: The United States is Sanctioning & Isolating themselves…

    • Rob G

      Funny how the most pig country is putting everyone on “notice” 😂😂

      • James

        Funny how the US are fast losing their influence in the world, just imagine in another 10 years.

        • Selbstdenker

          By doing as they do now, it will not take 10 years to loose the grip. If these 7 exempted countries do oil business with Iran, they will do so not using US Dollars. It will become a threat to the dollar hegemony, which will affect the US economy.
          In Germany this will cause also some adjustments, which may lead to a closer cooperation with Russia. So be it.

          • Merijn

            All the Sanctioned Countries can Basically Create a New Currency out of Thin Air…. the United States of America & Rothschild have done exactly the same…. if we start trading Oil with Sea-Shells tomorrow it’s up to us right?

          • S Melanson

            I am sorry but Beetle-Dung (TM) is the registered trademark for US currency, formerly known as US dollars and formerly the world reserve currency. $Beetle-Dung reserve notes can be traded through the new successor to SWIFT called the Special Heirarchal International Trader or S.H.I.T. When in need come to us cause with us, everything turn to S.H,I.T, and we are synonymous – U.S.A. = S.H.I.T. But we don’t need to tell the world, our reputation precedes us.

        • Jens Holm

          they might, but will remain low as we are used to. I see it here for many writers. Not even talking about peace among each other.

      • Bobby Twoshoes

        Absolutely hilarious, I agree! Everything about America is straight from a poorly written sit-com. Most of the jokes fall flat but there is plenty of comedy gold to be found and this attempt at arrogance while admitting defeat is one of them.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Sadly most fat Americunts look like pigs too, look at Trump and Pompeo, just stick an apple in their ugly fat faces and a skewer up their lardass and you could hardly tell the difference :)

      • Jens Holm

        They dont look like hairy used black pipecleaners like You.

    • Jens Holm

      Family to You ?

  • MADE MAKER

    OIL Sanctions on IRAN will Hurt USA more at the GAS PUMP, PRICE will go UP

    • Jens Holm

      Why dont You frequent facts and see Iranian export and import.

      But NO NO – Why facts when You can create them by Your little carrot under Your bed blanket.

      Fx https://www.statista.com/chart/14456/iranian-crude-oil-exports-by-destination/ by many.

      • Joe

        It is so obvious that US gave exemptions just to save their own face as those countries told US in no uncertain terms they are not following the sanctions.

        So where is the bite?

        Just watch Iran gives trouble to US in ME as retaliation and when US will plead Iran for help

      • John Whitehot

        ****sucker.

      • Merijn

        What are your Facts?

        • James

          I don’t think Jens has any.

          • Merijn

            Jens is a Danske Viking & Pigfarmer…he is getting his information from the: Århus Stiftstidende
            Bagsværd & Søborg Bladet… which explains enough…

        • Bobby Twoshoes

          I don’t think you want to see them, from what I can decipher he thinks “facts” is what you call semen. Actually explains a lot really…

      • Sinbad2

        So according to your link most Iranian crude goes to Asia.
        The Asian nations will demand substantial discounts to disobey the American diktat.
        So any energy intensive products will be cheaper to produce in Asia. That will inevitably effect market share and either the price at the pump will be cheaper in Asia, or the refiners will make larger profits.

  • Prince Teutonic

    What about Russia!? Can they buy oil from Iran?

    • Anti_Globalista

      Russians missed the deadline to apply for exemption :-)

    • Ivan Freely

      Russia is an oil producing nation. But, they’ll do whatever they want in the end; sanctions or otherwise.

    • James

      They already do from what I recall, and I can’t see that stopping.

    • Sinbad2

      A lot depends on supply and demand, but I’m sure Russia won’t mind selling Iranian oil if there is a market, and a financial incentive.
      Iran will have to offer a discount, so countries like China will have lower energy costs than the US, and Europe. Breakers of the sanctions make more money than those who obey American diktats.

      The reason Obama did a deal with Iran, was the oil for gold model Iran adopted, was undermining the dollar.

      • Hisham Saber

        The Chinese National Oil Corporation has already bought a 80% stake in Irans South Pars natural gas fields. Estimated to be the largest reserve in the world.

        China has a huge stake in this ‘ game ‘ , and they will protect their investments. Also, Chinese Premier Xi has stated multiple times that Iran is an indispensable, crucial and integral part of the up and coming monumental, world altering OBR Silk Roads.

        China to Pakistan, then to Iran, then Iraq, then Syria, all the way to Lebanon, where China is also building a massive port. China has built a massive port in Pakistan too. Djibouti as well. The China – Pakistan Economic Corridor is already about to finish up, a 50 billion dollar project. China and Iran have inaugurated the China-Iran rail system earlier this year. It is non-stop high speed cargo trains that make the trek in 14 days, instead of the 5 weeks by sea.

        Simply put, China will float Iran through the sanctions, as they have already said they will not comply with the U.S. sanctions regime.

  • Anti_Globalista

    This world is so backwards when pretend cowboy yesterday nation like murican can sanction old civilizations like Persian, Chinese or Russian.

  • Rob

    Guys nobody listen to washington regime. Their influence vanishing rapidly. This is due to their butchery around the world and collapse of economy. LOL

  • ColinNZ

    US reinstating of illegal sanctions on Iran is already backfiring, it will be the straw that broke the exceptional camel’s back. #dedollarisation #empirecollapse #multipolarworld

    • Sinbad2

      If Iran goes back to selling oil for gold, it will destroy the US dollar.
      The US is trying to stop Venezuela trading using gold. The Bank of England is stalling on the Venezuelan Government request to return its gold.
      The supply of gold can’t keep up with demand, a tipping point approaches.

  • John Whitehot

    “swift punishment”.

    Your punishment instead, is going to be painfully slow – the punishment for all the traitors and the scumbags you serve.

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    I wonder if they understand none take them seriously any more with their embargoes and their exclusions. Unfortunately my country is head on first with FUKUS, they don’t know which ass to kiss first.

  • Rob G

    All these nations just got put on “notice”….

    • Ivan Freely

      Notice? Yeah, it’s “Well, we tried and failed.” LOL

  • PK

    No one is paying attention to that BS.

  • John

    blah ………….. blah …………… blah. This is going nowhere.

  • Bobby Twoshoes

    Lol, so basically you can’t buy Iranian oil unless you are a buyer of Iranian oil, that’ll show them who’s boss!

  • Zionism = EVIL

    These sanctions are as useless as tits on a bull. The US losers have no relevance in the world anymore and most rational nations will simply ignore them. The “waivers” are more of a face saving for the ugly Americunts as the world will keep on buying Iranian oil.

  • RichardD

    The US foreign policy of perpetual “enemy” creation and conflict fabrication to advance Jew world order hegemony is insane. This is exactly what Trump campaigned against and won the election on and now he’s done a complete about face. Though he was talking against Iran also before the election. But there’s a difference between criticising the nuclear deal, which most Americans supported, and going off of the deep end with this sanctions nonsense. And what really rubs salt in the wound is the dichotomy with Saudi Arabia. Which is a huge state sponser of terrorism and uses it’s embassies to murder it’s citizens and cut them up into little pieces. While Iran is fighting terrorism in Syria.

  • Ma_Laoshi

    Isn’t the irony here that as far as I know, China never applied for a sanctions waiver, simply stating that it’s none of Washington’s business who they buy their oil from? Indeed this looks like a face-saving statement.

  • Davki

    Gosh, who do they think they are? It’s time to boycott all US products.

    • Promitheas Apollonious

      US products? Name me one, is not made in china ……………

  • nestormakhno77

    The US is giving these waivers to India, Turkey and China and possibly to Japan and St. Korea knowing that they will ingnore the sanctions. The power of the US has it’s limitations too so better trying to give the
    impression that they have full understanding of the economic desires of
    other countries than having to admit that the US is not able to impose their will. The waivers are only given to save their face.