US threatens to impose sanctions on any imports of Iranian oil

US threatens to impose sanctions on any imports of Iranian oil
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US Special Representative on Iran Brian Hook has pledged to slap sanctions on any imports of Iranian crude oil, APA reports citing Sputnik

He warned that Washington would tighten sanctions on the Islamic Republic “until it decides to be a normal state”.

He also vowed that the US would “take a look” at media reports about Iranian crude being delivered to China. According to Hook, the US is considering denying Iran 50 billion dollars in oil revenues.

Accusing Iran of repeatedly rejecting diplomacy, Hook at the same time recalled that US President Donald Trump has more than once stressed that he would hail a possible call from Tehran.

The remarks come after The Washington Times quoted data that it claimed was from TankersTrackers.com. as saying that the Iranian oil tanker Salina docked at China’s Jinxi Refining and Chemical Complex near Beijing this week, apparently defying US sanctions on Tehran's exports.

Faiq Mahmudov

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