In an aggressive approach, the United States has asked its allies, including India to cut off oil imports from Iran by November and unlikely to offer any waivers to sanctions, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, June 26. The move comes as a hardline position as the Trump administration is meant to cut off funding to Iran. In May, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as Iran nuclear deal which signed between Iran and 6 countries (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States and Germany) in July 2015.
Though officials are yet to discuss the matter with China and India, among the largest importers of Iran’s oil, along with Turkey and Iraq.
Media reports suggest that a US delegation is expected to head to the Middle East in the upcoming week to urge Gulf producers to ensure global oil as Iran is going to be barred from the market in November when the US sactions are reimposed.