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Exemptions explained: Knowns and unknowns of US Iran oil sanction waivers

India is the world's third-biggest oil importer

Reuters 

The United States on Monday re-imposed sanctions against Iran's oil exports to punish Tehran for its involvement in several Middle Eastern conflicts. Washington had been pushing governments to cut imports of Iranian oil to zero. But, fearing a price spike, it granted Iran's biggest buyerper centna, India, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Greece, Taiwan and Turkey - sanctions waivers. That will allow the eight, which account for about 75 percent of all Iran's oil exports, according to trade data, to import at least some oil for another 180 days. Washington and the ...

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 20:15 IST
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