Iran’s exports of crude oil were higher than expected in January and are at least holding steady this month, according to tanker data and industry sources, as some customers have increased purchases due to waivers from US sanctions.
Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Monday the fact that millions of people celebrated the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution last week once again proved that the enemies cannot hurt the Iranian nation.
The resolution approved by the US House of Representatives to end Washington’s support for the Saudi war on Yemen is “meaningless,” says a political commentator, adding that economic sanctions should be imposed on Riyadh for its military aggression against the impoverished nation.
Iran’s nuclear chief urged Sunday the European Union to launch a promised payment mechanism meant to maintain trade with Iran and bypass unilateral sanctions by the United States “before it is too late.”
Iran strongly criticized France for threatening to impose new sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its missile program, vowing to reconsider its relations with European countries in case such bans are imposed.
Japanese refiners have loaded Iranian oil onto a tanker, resuming imports after halting purchases because of sanctions by the United States, an Iranian official and a spokesman for a Japanese refinery said on Monday.