US Is Unable To Bring Iran’s Oil Export To Zero: Rouhani

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US Is Unable To Bring Iran’s Oil Export To Zero: Rouhani

On November 10, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that the US will not be able to bring Iran’s oil export to zero. Rouhani said the “wrong sanctions” targeted the Iranian people who had “a firm stand” against them.

“Because when you apply sanctions on banks you target medicine and other medical needs,” Rouhani said during a meeting with Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Judiciary Chief Sadeq larijani.

Separately, the Iranian President claimed that the US sanctions have no impact on the Iranian economy.

“The sanctions have had no impact on our economy because America had already used all the weapons at its disposal and there was nothing new to use against us,” Rouhani said in remarks carried live on state television. He added that Iran would “proudly bypass your illegal, unjust sanctions”.

Washington imposed a large-scale wave of anti-Iranian sanctions on November 5 targeting the Islamic Republic’s energy and financial sectors along with its shipping industry.

However, the US announced 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. Additionally, the US granted Iraq a waiver to import natural gas and energy supplies from Iran for a period of 45 days.

The top importers of Iran’s oil are China, India, South Korea, Turkey, Italy, the UAE, Japan and Taiwan.

Previously, top officials of the Trump administration repeatedly vowed that the new sanctions, including the oil exports ban, will crush the Iranian economy. However, this stance was confronted by Iranian authorities, which say that Teheran will be able to deter the US effort.

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  • Hisham Saber

    China is a close friend of Iran’s. The Chinese National Oil Corp. has a 80% stake in Iran’s South Pars natural gas fields, estimated to be the largest in the world. Also, Chinese Premier Xi has repeatedly stated that Iran plays a vital, crucial and indispensable part of its monumental OBR Silk Roads.

    China will float Iran, and offset any damages from sanctions.

    • Ayauhteotl

      These Yankees shouldn’t underestimate the culture, which invented the chess game.

      • d’Artagnan

        and also polo, one for the brain and the other for brawn. The US sanctions are worthless toilet paper as Chah Bahar free trade zone is exempt and turning into a hub for Afghanistan and central Asian trade. As FM Zarif said Iran will not only survive but thrive. So far more than a dozen countries have exemptions for oil sales as the US losers know that they will keep on buying high quality low sulfur Iranian oil. There are reports that the Saudi cowards are paying the Zionists $2 billion to kill Iranian leaders.

        • Jens Holm

          Do You really believe in that Yourself ?

  • d’Artagnan

    Saudis close to deranged Crown Prince discussed assassinating top officials in Iran a year before Jamal Khashoggi killing

    Top Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman asked a small group of businessmen last year about using private companies to assassinate Iranian enemies
    of the kingdom, according to three people familiar with the discussions.

    The Saudis inquired at a time when Mohammed Bin Salman, then the deputy crown prince
    and defense minister, was consolidating power and directing his advisers
    to escalate military and intelligence operations outside the kingdom.
    Their discussions, more than a year before the killing of journalist
    Jamal Khashoggi, indicate that top Saudi officials have considered
    assassinations since the beginning of Mohammed’s ascent.

    Saudi officials have portrayed Khashoggi’s death as a rogue killing ordered
    by an official who has since been fired. But that official, Maj. Gen.
    Ahmed al-Assiri, was present for a meeting in March 2017 in Riyadh, the
    Saudi capital, where the businessmen pitched a $2-billion plan to use
    private intelligence operatives to try to sabotage the Iranian economy. A Lebanese Maronite businessman with criminal connections, George Nader and Israeli Mossad operative Joel Zamel were paid millions to recruit exiled Iranians and Arabs to assassinate Iranian leaders and start a terrorist campaign against the Islamic Republic. The first shot in this anti-Iran terror was the attack on the IRGC military parade in Ahvaz.

    During the discussion, part of a series of meetings where the men tried to win Saudi funding for their plan, Assiri’s top aides inquired about killing General Qasem Soleimani, the leader of the Quds force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and a man considered a determined enemy of Saudi Arabia.

    • Ayauhteotl

      Sounds very sinister..

  • Sinbad2

    Gold would be a perfect medium, the tanker delivers the oil to the Asian market, and takes the gold back to Iran. Give buyers a 20% discount if they pay in gold, and sales will boom. Price the oil in gold, forget the fiat madness.
    At the same time it will be hitting the US where it hurts.

    The Iranians are too cheap, they always want top dollar. The best weapon they have against the US is oil, but they won’t use it.