Exemption from U.S. sanctions to buy Iranian oil includes nine countries
Ali Salman - 06.06.2013 - 1:04 pm
The United States has sought Wednesday Aafaadtha of sanctions on Iranian oil purchases to include nine states, including Indian and Chinese giants who يحتجان to energy materials, as Foreign Minister John Kerry.
In the eyes of Washington, these economies nine (China, India, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Taiwan) has taken measures to reduce and even to stop oil imports Iranian crude and is not concerned with economic sanctions the U.S. against Iran over its nuclear program.
And exemption from penalties granted since March 20 / March 2012 has been extended 180 days, according to a statement to Kerry.
It was his predecessor, Hillary Clinton has taken the same procedure of the exemption in December and includes nine countries. Kerry and give him the same in March for 11 economies, including ten in the European Union (Japan, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Britain).
In total, these twenty countries, "and continued to dramatically reduce the size of its purchases of Iranian crude oil or completely stopped those purchases."
Kerry said that "the United States and the international community remain side by side to keep the pressure on the Iranian regime to respond to concerns about its nuclear program