US to Work with Countries to Cut Iran Oil Imports
The United States is prepared to work with countries to reduce their imports of Iranian oil on a case by case basis, a State Department official said on Thursday, suggesting that Washington could offer waivers to some allies to ease the impact of sanction against Tehran.
A senior State Department official said on Monday that countries will need to reduce their oil imports from Iran to zero.
"Our focus is to work with those countries importing Iranian crude oil to get as many of them as possible down to zero by Nov. 4," a State Department official told Reuters, adding: "We are prepared to work with countries that are reducing their imports on a case by case basis."
Reporting by Lesley Wroughton