U.S. to announce all countries importing Iranian oil will be subject to sanctions: Post

April 22, 2019

The State Department is set to announce all countries that continue to import Iranian oil will be subject to U.S. sanctions, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will announce Monday morning that as of May 2, countries importing Iranian crude or condensate will no longer be granted sanctions waivers by the State Department, two department officials told the newspaper's columnist Josh Rogin, who is also a CNN political analyst.

The announcement will come nearly one year after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal.

Pompeo is set to announce offsets through commitments from other suppliers like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, two State Department officials told the Post. Trump spoke on Thursday with the UAE's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan about the issue, the Post reports.

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