A senior US official has said that China is likely to buy even more Iranian oil after the sanctions which it describes as “long-armed jurisdiction.”

Washington is prepared to slap sanctions on all countries that continue buying oil from Iran after the November deadline, including China, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the new US special representative for Iran, Brian Hook.

“The United States certainly hopes for full compliance by all nations in terms of not risking the threat of US secondary sanctions if they continue with those transactions,” Hook said.

He added, however, that the US would issue waivers from sanctions to countries that have made efforts to reduce their purchases of Iranian oil.

Earlier this month, Washington re-imposed the first wave of sanctions on Tehran targeting the country’s exports, banking system and its ability to access the global financial system, with the second wave slated to follow on November 4.

China, who is a major buyer of Iranian oil, has so far resisted Washington’s demand to end its purchase of Iranian crude arguing that the country’s  cooperation with Tehran does not harm anyone else’s interests and, therefore, should be exempted from US sanctions.
Earlier this month, China’s Foreign Ministry said that Beijing’s commercial ties with Iran were “reasonable and fully in line with pertinent resolutions by the UN Security Council.”
In July a senior US official was quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying that  Washington though it highly likely that China would even increase its purchases of Iranian oil once the US sanctions are re-imposed in full.
In May the US announced that it was pulling out of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and said it would reinstate the sanctions that had been lifted under the accord.
Almost immediately after, Germany, France and the UK — all of them also parties to the Iran deal — reaffirmed their intention to stay in the agreement.
Russia and China have also repeatedly defended the deal.
Source: Sputnik
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waiting for ghetto state child Daesbag to start a long and boring tirade full of lies blaming Iran for everything including tha fact that it doesnnt rain much over Iran and claiming that he owns someone else is house because a relative of him 2000 years ago lived in the neighbourhood, of which he has no proof of course

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I was awaiting to the est338laputa-madre for such stance since he defends Satanic Repulseblic of Iran that is backstabbing Syria by allying with Qatar and Turkey as they already backstabbed Syria and Iraq by using ISIS against them to subdue both countries into becoming the mullahs’ biatches, just like Lebanon already is, thanks to the classic infamous Shia taqiyya How funny this vile ayatollahs’ puppet reacts while the Yankees are about to make his masters bankrupt, thus unable to pay their terrorists while going on depriving the Iranian of the most basic need every human needs : WATER. Bah, est338laputa… Read more »

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exactly as predicted, long boring and full of lies hahahahaha

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Well, it’s long boring for roaches like est338laputa-madre … Thus, less long and boring and far less full of lies than the only book her masters believe in : Quran : at least, I know that Earth isn’t flat. Don’t worry : when Iranian population will get est338laputa-madre masters, there won’t be so much to read, they won’t even write anything, just prepare a noose and then hang them to the 1st streetlight, a long overdue for their crimes… How funny is est338laputa-madre, the Tehran’s great w***e, is only able to rely on pitiful personal attacks since she’s intellectually unable… Read more »

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warshington – the devil’s advocate is paranoic – as more countries are going against its stupidity and arrogance

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There you go the US again bullying the world and telling the world it has to comply with it’s will or else! It doesn’t matter that no other party of the JCPOA or the IAEA body has said Iran has been nothing but co-operative and fully compliant to the letter of the agreement. The US is bowing to it’s ZIONIST masters. Trump has been blackmailed by the ZIONISTS that run the US, the dual citizen Jews that have infiltrated the various agencies and spread their tentacles around the system ALL around the world. They have the money, they have the… Read more »

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Dragon is either going to breath fire on the US or raise his tail and p**s on us soon.

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The more sanctions from the us the better, for they are just isolating themselves.

Sanctions relating to the international financial system like swift is a blessing.
Russia already has developed thier own alternative SPFS. And also their own visa alternative Mir. China has union pay.

The more countries that move away from the joo financial system the better. Its root of all their evil and the very thing that empowers them.

Sanctions encourage independence, albeit a short term inconvenience.

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It feels safe and good that China opposes the sanctions issued by the United States! Hopefully, there are more countries that do it in a chain reaction. USA uses gangster fason! That is the United States that should be boycotted for export!

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My two cents China will comply : USA is China’s biggest customer! Trump had no problems at pushing China to sanction North-Korea and the Satanic Repulseblic of Iran is far to be as close as NoKo for Beijing. Interesting points : – In November, Iranian banks will also be deprived from accessing the SWIFT money transfer system, thus, money transfers will take weeks since the outdated 70’s/80’s Fax systems have been totally discarded. – Many Iranian puppets in iraq said Iraq can’t do without importing cheap Iranian goods… Some clever unbiased ones advanced that sanctions are a chance for Iraq… Read more »