U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
WASHINGTON, 5 Nov — US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. provide temporary exceptions to the Iranian sanctions to China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey.
The fifth of November came into force the sanctions against Iran. Sanctions would cover oil exports. Washington has previously said it aims to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero and urged its customers to abandon the purchase. On Monday, the Finance Ministry said that the US is making in the sanctions list of more than 700 individuals, organizations, aircraft and ships to Iran. While Pompeo said earlier that the United States will make an exception to the sanctions for the eight countries that import oil from Iran.
“Exceptions for China, India, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Turkey,” he told reporters.