China is the main destination for Iran’s illegal exports

China is the main destination for Iran’s illegal exports
China is the main destination for Iran’s illegal exports
-

US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley said that China is the main destination for Iran’s illegal exports.

“We are worried about Iranian oil exports to China,” Mali added.

He pointed to Washington’s intention to increase pressure on China to stop oil imports from Iran, noting that reviving the nuclear deal is “not a priority” now.

Mali said in an interview with “Bloomberg” TV that China “is the main destination for illegal exports from Iran, and that talks to dissuade Beijing from buying will intensify.”

-

“The steps we need to take to stop the export of Iranian oil will be taken. We have not eased any of our sanctions against Iran, especially those related to Iran selling oil.”

--

The United States tightened sanctions on Tehran and its oil exports in 2018 after withdrawing from a deal aimed at containing its nuclear programme. In response, Iran ramped up uranium enrichment.

Iran’s shipments of crude oil and refined products have risen in recent months. And it seems that a lot of oil is heading to China, the largest importer in the world, as sanctions are agreed upon and its source is changed as coming from Malaysia.

Iran’s exports jumped to about 1.4 million bpd last month, the highest level in four years, according to Vortexa Ltd, a shipping data analytics company.

-

--

NEXT Days before Blinken’s visit.. Beijing calls for “common ground” with Washington