Brian Hook, US special representative for Iran, in Washington, US. File photo/ Reuters
Brian Hook, US Special Representative for Iran and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State, made the comment during a call with reporters days after Washington said it would end all exemptions to sanctions against Iran, demanding countries halt imports from Tehran from May or face punitive action.
The United States re-imposed sanctions against Iran's oil exports last November, but initially allowed its eight biggest buyers limited imports for another half-year.
Japan expects a limited impact from the US decision not to renew waivers previously granted on Iran oil import sanctions, the country’s trade and industry minister said on Tuesday.
The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told
President Donald Trump may count Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi among his international allies, but New Delhi is smarting over unexpected US decisions it sees as ignoring the interests of an increasingly close partner.
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday tightened the screws further on Iran with sanctions on its mining industry after a frustrated Tehran said it would suspend some promises it made under a nuclear deal rejected by Washington.
Assam and Bihar have been among the worst hit. TV footage showed roads and railway lines in Bihar submerged.
The 22nd edition of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) this year is offering residents and visitors exciting events, sales, entertainment and offers on citywide attractions till Aug.3.
Aiming to provide a platform for aspiring and professional writers to hone their skills, Dubai Public Libraries of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) hosted a series of creative writing workshops. The workshops were held for five days and conducted in Arabic and English by local, regional, and international authors and professionals.