Pompeo explains the reasons for the American strike on Iran's oil: Wait for us the beginning of next month[/size]
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At a press conference, Pompeo said that oil profits were the "first source" for financing the activities of Tehran, which it described as "malicious", and therefore the termination of exemptions from the ban on the purchase of Iranian oil granted to some countries.
Bombay said oil exports give the Iranian regime about 40 percent of its profits, adding that US sanctions have so far prevented Iran from obtaining more than $ 10 billion in profits from the Iranian regime "to support terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah, To continue to develop its missile program despite the issuance of UN Security Council resolutions on the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen. "
"We are going to zero, we are going to zero everywhere," he said, adding that the exemptions would be fully lifted as of May 1.
The US minister said Saudi Arabia and the UAE had pledged to ensure that there was no shortage in the global oil market.
He also said that the United States had consulted with other countries to help them abandon the import of Iranian oil.
Pompeo said Tehran should stop its nuclear program and stop "financing terrorism" if it wanted to lift US sanctions, adding that the United States would continue to pressure Iran unless it sits at the negotiating table.
As of May 2, several countries, including China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey, are exempt from US sanctions on Iranian oil purchases.