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Ankara expects US to extend waiver on Iran oil import

Tehran, Ankara expects the United States to extend a waiver granted to Turkey on oil purchases from Iran, exempting Turkey from the US sanctions, Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said in Washington on Tuesday.

The United States granted Turkey and other countries import waivers in early November, after which Turkey resumed imports of Iranian crude oil after a onemonth hiatus.

Trump pulled the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) last year and reimposed sanctions against Iran lifted under the deal.

However, despite its policy to bring Iran oil exports down to zero, Trump was forced to grant certain states, including Turkey waivers from sanctions on Iranian oil imports.

Iraq's waiver has been extended and reportedly the US intends to do the same with China, India and South Korea.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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