News ID: 240743
Published: 0449 GMT March 30, 2019

US exports to Iran facing 50% fall

US exports to Iran facing 50% fall

According to the United States Census Bureau, US exports to Iran in January 2019 has experienced 50% fall compared with the same period last year.

US Census Bureau statistics shows that the value of export to Iran reached $4.5m in January. This is while, the figure was $8.8m in 2018.

Iran imports volume also reached zero in January which was $4.7m last year, IRNA reported.

The volume of US exports to Iran was $440.5m in 2018 and the volume of Iran imports was $67.9m.

Trump earlier announced on May 8, 2018, the withdrawal from the JCPOA, which was condemned by other parties to the 2015 agreement and their emphasis to stay in the landmark international deal.

The International Atomic Energy Agency in its 14th report on February 22 reiterated Iran compliance with its commitments under the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Meanwhile, earlier Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano reiterated the fact that Iran is implementing its commitments under the nuclear deal.

In the meantime, Iranian Foreign Minister in a message referred to the letter issued by Iranian scientists to UN Secretary General António Guterres urging the international community to slam US anti-Iran sanctions.

'66 Scientific Societies for Medical Sciences in Iran call on int'l community to:

-condemn US sanctions on Iran;

-strongly resist the targeting of medical needs & humanitarian aid; and

-thwart targeting of research & scientific advancement,' Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account.

   
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