Iran’s vice president urges China, friendly countries to buy oil

Fawad Maqsood July 29, 2019

DUBAI: Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri called on China and  other countries friendly with Iran on Monday to buy more Iranian oil, the oil ministry news website SHANA reported, as Chinese imports plunged after US sanctions took effect.

“Even though we are aware that friendly countries such as China are facing some restrictions, we expect them to be more active in buying Iranian oil,” SHANA quoted Jahangiri as telling visiting senior Chinese diplomat Song Tao.

China’s crude oil imports from Iran sank almost 60pc in June from a year earlier, Chinese customs data showed on Saturday, following the end of a waiver on US sanctions at the start of May.

Copyright Reuters, 2019

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