The US Special Envoy for Iran, Robert Malley, announced that his country intends to increase pressure on China to stop its oil imports from Tehran.
Mali added, in an interview with Bloomberg TV, on Tuesday, that China is the main destination for illegal exports of Iranian oil, and that negotiations to discourage Beijing from buying Iranian oil will intensify.
A united western decision
He also pointed to the increase in the volume of Iranian oil exports, saying: “No, we are not fine,” adding: “Can we implement our sanctions perfectly? No. But we will do everything in our power to make sure that they are applied.”
This came after the shipping analytics company, Vortexa Ltd, confirmed that Iran’s exports rose to about 1.4 million barrels per day last month, the highest level in 4 years.-
Mali denied that the United States, as some energy traders speculate, is happy with the presence of Iranian oil in global markets as long as it helps keep prices under control, after it had previously been speculated that the United States would welcome an increase in the volume of Iranian oil exports to maintain prices in light of the current situation. Current caused by the Ukrainian war.--
The US Special Envoy for Iran also confirmed in a series of tweets on Twitter that the US sanctions were coordinated with Washington’s allies and partners, including Britain and the European Union, explaining that they are all united in condemning the Iranian regime’s violation of human rights, government violence against women, and internet censorship. .
Many of them are to China
It is noteworthy that the United States withdrew from the nuclear agreement about 5 years ago, and tightened sanctions on Tehran and its oil exports, in a move aimed at containing its nuclear program, in response to Iran’s intensification of uranium enrichment.
While Iran’s shipments of crude oil and refined products have increased in recent months, much of the oil appears to be heading to China, as it is the largest importer in the world, as it is circumventing sanctions and changing its source as coming from Malaysia.