US Set to Announce China, India and Turkey May No Longer Buy Any Oil from Iran

Or they will themselves be sanctioned

The Washington Post:

About one year after the United States decided to leave the Iran nuclear deal, the State Department is set to announce that all countries will have to completely end their imports of Iranian oil or be subject to U.S. sanctions. This is an escalation of the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign, which seeks to force Tehran to end its illicit behavior around the world.

On Monday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce to the media that, as of May 2, the State Department will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is currently importing Iranian crude or condensate, two State Department officials told me.

Last November, the State Department issued 180-day waivers to eight countries to give them more time to find alternative sources of oil. Now, their time is running out.

Of the eight whom the global hegemon granted permission to continue limited imports Greece, Italy and Taiwan have already stopped them. South Korea and Japan are expected to follow and to comply with US demands.

That leaves China, India and Turkey as the unknowns. Will they comply and stop the imports or thank the US for a discount on Iranian crude and keep buying? At the time Turkey said publicly they’re looking for ways to keep importing, while India quietly cut back on its purchases.

Three things are certain, firstly — no matter how much time Pompeo spends talking about Saudi spare capacity — the oil price will go up benefiting chiefly Russia and Saudi Arabia. (It already has just on the reports the announcement will be made.)

Secondly, this sets up the US for a collision course with very signicant Asian powers. It will either cause resentment in those who comply, or friction with those who do not.

And thirdly, the US Iran policy is run by fanatics:

It cannot be emphasized enough that the reimposition of sanctions of Iran is completely unwarranted and represents a betrayal of previous U.S. commitments to Iran and our allies under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The decision to refuse any new sanctions waivers is a clear sign that the most fanatical members of the Trump administration have prevailed in internal debates and U.S. Iran policy is held hostage to their whims.

UPDATE: The announcement has now been made:

  1. coopere says

    The bully is flexing his muscles. They have their beef with Iran, and wants to bring the entire world down with them. You stop Iran’s legal way of earning money, what you think they’ll do now, take it illegally, and most likely from terrorists that will find pleasure in causing more terror around the world and on America’s doorsteps

  2. Séamus Ó Néill says

    Oh the imbeciles , with their sanctions , trade wars and their worldwide genocide…what have they achieved , bankruptcy for themselves and a universal hatred for their satanic ways. Eventually the petro dollar will lose its prestige and prominence and the inglorious bankruptcy of the “exceptional and indispensable” nation will be a reality. Then the real cost of this spiteful and bullying behaviour will be borne by the American public….and it won’t be pretty !

  3. jm74 says

    US should keep doing this and eventually they will succeed in sanctioning themselves over their own illicit behaviour globally. The sooner the better.

  4. thomas malthaus says

    Lie, cheat, and steal.

  5. John C Carleton says

    Pompeo Is a warvangelical “christian”, (Israhell firster).
    This means he is a zionist zombie.
    Zionist Zombies do not have an independent brain,
    The zionist virus eats the brain, which is replaced with a Ratschild hive mentality.

    This is why one sees such ridicules statements coming from Sodom and Gomorrah on the Potomac.

  6. JustPassingThrough says

    This has got a one year wind down period.
    By then the murikans will be needing all the oil they can get w/ the total failure of their fracking miracle being shown for the BS it really is.

  7. silver749 says

    Hail the day when this god awful sanctions regime ends not for Iran but everyone told what to do by US political mafia. US politics is existing in your country wether you like it or not, meaning no fredom of choice, no democrcatic norms. only dictatorship hand.

  8. CHUCKMAN says

    “US Set to Announce China, India and Turkey May No Longer Buy Any Oil from Iran”

    The voice of God has spoken.

    Here are the arrogant thugs running what they like to call American foreign policy deciding who may buy and sell anything across the entire planet.

    Some dedication to human freedom, freedom of speech and choice and commerce. To say nothing of the attempt to apply American law to all countries on earth.

    Can you imagine the manpower committed to this lunatic enterprise, those keeping track of the thousands of arbitrary sanctions set against a number of countries? Literally, a new Bureaucracy of Apparatchiks.

    Just unbelievable. Meanwhile the same thugs have sold blood-soaked Saudi Arabia tens of billions in armaments.

    And the same thugs bomb a dozen lands, make constant new threats, create piteous masses of refugees, overturn governments, and just generally try telling everyone what to do.

    They support human freedom and democratic ideals nowhere that I can see, including at home, where spying on everyone and working to restrict free speech have become norms along with repressive and brutal police tactics.

    They are, by far, the world’s largest weapons merchant, spreading still more death and destruction.

    They are, by a huge measure, the largest spender on death on the planet. Their military and security budget is greater than those of all other major countries by far, and they now burn through a trillion a year.

    And that from a country with $22 trillion in accumulated debt? Talk about irresponsible. How are they fit to tell anyone else what to do? They are not. Just their financial behavior endangers all of our futures.

    They are now publicly committed to spreading their belligerence into space, too, a place they used to pretend wanting to keep peaceful.

    1. Canosin says

      the voice of studied idiocy has spoken…. representing the whole American political establishment ….
      China does not care what Pompelmo is uttering or vomiting as diplomacy….. the world is discovering the Emperor is naked

  9. Garry Compton says

    This is just another NWO Game. Who really knows how much Pirated oil is on the water or being shipped here or there ? – No one in the public, that’s for sure. Where is the stolen oil from Iraq, Syria, Libya, various African countries, headed ? To wherever the NWO – West or East says – it will go. They say gas in Calif. is over 4 bucks a gallon – that’s 192 bucks a barrel . Times that by 90 million barrels per day used in the world and thats alot of Petro dollars and Taxes, in the scam.

  10. Marcel says

    Phuk Iran

  11. John Timmermans says

    F*ck the USA! It’s about time that the rest of the world sanctions them!

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