UK deplores end of Iran’s oil waivers

London, April 23, IRNA -- The spokesman of the United Kingdom Foreign Office expressed regret over not reissuing sanctions waivers for oil importers from Iran, saying that JCOPA is a significant deal and the British government will remain committed to it.

Talking to IRNA on Tuesday, he added, “We and our European partners will remain committed to the JCPOA as long as Iran will comply with its commitments under the deal.”

The UK government has on several occasions expressed discontent over reinstating sanctions.

On May 8, 2018, Trump withdrew from the JCPOA, which was condemned by other parties to the 2015 agreement.

Despite the fact that Washington had claimed to zero Iran oil exports, the US agreed to let eight countries, including China, Japan, India and South Korea, Taiwan, Italy and Greece keep buying Iranian oil after it reimposed sanctions on the OPEC producer on Nov. 5.

However, in a statement issued on Monday, the White House said US President Donald Trump has decided not to renew waivers that allow eight countries to buy Iranian oil without facing Washington's sanctions.


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