The EU Says no to The US on Iran

Published April 24th, 2019 - 07:04 GMT
European Union member countries' national flags wave in front of the European Parliament. (Frederick Florin/AFP)
European Union member countries' national flags wave in front of the European Parliament. (Frederick Florin/AFP)
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EU regrets US move to end waivers on Iran oil imports.

The European Union on Tuesday regretted the U.S. move to end sanctions waivers on Iran oil imports. 

Speaking at a media briefing, Maja Kocijancic, the EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy spokeswoman said, the EU will continue to implement the nuclear agreement.

Last November, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration re-imposed sanctions on Iranian oil exports after Washington pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal including five other countries.

The administration then announced it would give 180-day waivers, called Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs), to eight countries -- Turkey, China, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan -- to help them wean off their supply of Iranian oil.

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the SRE waivers would end on May 2, a year after Trump unilaterally left the nuclear deal. 


This article has been adapted from its original source.


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