US decision to end Iran oil waiver, most unfortunate: Pak analyst
Islamabad, Senior Pakistani analyst says the US move to end sanctions waivers for some of the consumers of Iranian oil is very unfortunate which will benefit nobody.
In an interview with IRNA, Ayaz Wazir, former ambassador to Qatar said the US is taking such decisions under the pressure of Zionist regime.
After withdrawing from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and reimposition of unilateral sanctions against Iran, the US had agreed to let eight countries, including China, Japan, India and South Korea, Taiwan, Italy and Greece keep buying Iranian oil.
However, in a statement, 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.
Ayaz Wazir said that President Obama, European countries, everybody had agreed to sign a deal with Iran.
Iran has not violated the agreement which could have compelled the US to go back on the agreement, noted the analyst.
The expert said President Trump imposed sanctions on Iran which are uncalled for and then gave waivers to eight countries which are close to America.
Now they have taken the waivers back from the eight major countries who were importing oil to full fill their requirement, he said.
Former ambassador said Iran has proved in the past that it will not come under pressure. He said that the US is compelling Iran to come out of the nuclear agreement which is not good for anybody.
The expert went on to say the US decision to ends waivers on oil exports is very unfortunate.
Ayaz Wazir said that the US is pursuing a very aggressive approach towards Iran under Zionist Regime's pressure.
Zionist regime is actually controlling the finances of America and they have lot of influential lobbies, so I think President Trump is compelled to follow antiIran policy, said the analyst.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA