An Iranian lawmaker and an industry official say that Chinese vessels have been avoiding Iranian ports and Iranian ships are not allowed into Chinese ports.
Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has ordered all ministries and agencies to coordinate efforts in “neutralizing” US sanctions and defending the national currency.
Iran and Venezuela continue exchanging oil products despite US sanctions on both countries, without any visible action by US which tries to engage with both.
Rob Malley, the US special envoy for Iran, said Wednesday there had been “too much focus on the date” for resuming the Vienna nuclear talks with Tehran.
Iran is ready to swap oil with investments in the energy sector, oil minister Javad Owji told parliament on Sunday, as US sanctions prevent large-scale exports.
The head of Iran’s atomic energy agency has said that stockpiles of 20-percent enriched uranium have reached 120kg, a third more than previous estimates.
The US Department of the Treasury removed a large Iranian industrial group from its list of sanctions on Friday, as nuclear talks with Iran remain suspended.
While Washington once again urged Iran on Thursday to return to suspended nuclear talks, Tehran demanded the removal of sanctions before it makes a decision.
Fars news agency, an affiliate of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, has run a series of articles exploring China’s help in combating United States oil sanctions.
State-controlled media in Iran continue to defend a ban on South Korean home appliances, saying that the move was a “diplomatic message” to South Korea.