India's Oil Imports From Iran Jump To Record-High In July
05 August, 2018, 22:16 | Author: Dave Hampton
The U.S. has been unable to persuade China to cut Iranian oil imports, according to two officials familiar with the negotiations, reportsBloomberg.
Last month, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei backed President Hassan Rouhani's suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards confirmed on Sunday it had held war games in the Gulf over the past several days, saying they were aimed at "confronting possible threats" by enemies, the state news agency IRNAreported.
If the USA wants negotiations, it should stop pressures and sanctions, Qasemi was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency.
On Tuesday, the reimposition of USA sanctions will include purchasing of United States dollars, trade in gold and precious metals, coal and industrial-related software, U.S. imports of Iranian carpets, foodstuffs and some financial transactions.
WTI settled down 47 cents to $68.49 per barrel, and Brent fell 24 cents to $73.21 per barrel, causing Jim Ritterbusch, president of Ritterbusch & Associates, to remark, "It's a jittery feel here, as long as we have Iranian sanctions uncertainty and tariff uncertainty, and it doesn't take much to spark a significant swing one way or the other".
Also last month, China, which is Iran's biggest customer, said it did not accept unilateral sanctions against Iran.
Rouhani's apparent threat earlier in July to disrupt oil shipments from neighboring countries came in reaction to the looming USA sanctions and efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil.
At least 3 killed in Zimbabwe post-election violence
The Zimbabwean Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it will start announcing presidential results from 10 pm on Thursday. It has pitted his successor Mnangagwa - a one-time Mugabe ally - against Chamisa, a 40 year-old lawyer and pastor.
Purchases from Iran could slow from August as imports from Tehran are getting tougher after the United States in May pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal and announced the renewal of sanctions against Tehran.
"The unilateral sanctions should be abandoned because they are counterproductive", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporters.
The matter is awkward for Germany because the government is also committed to keeping alive the 2015 deal it, along with the USA and other world powers, signed with Iran which provides incentives in exchange for Tehran not pursuing a nuclear weapon.
In July, Beijing lifted monthly oil imports from Iran by 26 percent. "China will continue to cooperate with Iran adhering to its global obligations", she added.
Rand Paul backs Trump's pick for the Supreme Court
The American people demand and deserve to have the most comprehensive and transparent view of Brett Kavanaugh's record. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., alleged at the time that Kavanaugh may have misled Congress.
In a statement, Captain Bill Urban, the military's Central Command spokesman, said the USA was "aware of an increase" in Iranian naval operations in the Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman.
Smoke rises above Clear Lake as the River Fire ( Mendocino Complex ) burns near Lakeport, California, U.S. The Carr Fire burning in Shasta County has grown over 115,000 acres and is 35 percent contained.
Trump and his lawyers are right that the term "collusion" isn't a precise one when it comes to US law. "Collusion is not a crime". In an interview on CNN, the former New York City mayor suggested that Trump would have had to pay Russian operatives to collude.
District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to block the company from distributing its 3D gun designs in Pennsylvania. That in theory could have been the end of it, and the federal government moved to dismiss the lawsuit in April.
Buttler had hit five half-centuries in a row for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 when England called him up for the Pakistan Tests. India last won a test series in England in 2007, while the hosts are looking for their first series win in four.
The surveillance footage shows a man plucking the shark from the tank and carrying it away, off camera, still dripping water. Salvaggio said the motive for the theft was unclear, but said the group appeared to know precisely what they were seeking.
The plane that crashed had its last maintenance check in late July, Waldmeier said, at which time no defects had been found. The plane was operated by Ju-Air, a Swiss company that offers tours with vintage former Swiss military aircraft.
Callum debuted in Premier League with Chelsea last season and goes on to play once more for the team past year . Sarri is also set to meet up with Chelsea star players Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois for the first time .
That's because a melon-headed whale is one of the various species that's called a whale but is technically a dolphin . The hybrid, named Kekaimalu, still lives at the marine mammal park, where she helps teach children about genetics.
Meanwhile, Liverpool have confirmed that Ben Woodburn has joined Championship side Sheffield United on a season-long loan. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is renown for giving opportunities to youngsters to breakthrough into his first team.
KDVR reports police were called to a home early Monday morning after receiving a call about an intruder. "He's very friendly. The man, later determined to be the homeowner, was transported to the hospital, where he died from his wounds.
The party now has an unassailable majority at 109 seats, while MDC-Alliance has 41, NPF has one seat and one independent. The police deployed 71‚000 officers countrywide ahead of the high stakes elections held on Monday.
Don’t take risky Kiki Challenge, warn police
He said the police would take strict action against those who were found involved in taking up the dance challenge. However, he also reminded his followers that the challenge is not about getting out of a moving auto .
Mnangagwa reaches out to Chamisa
Three people died from confrontation between the army and MDC Alliance supporters demanding their candidate be declared victor . The ruling ZANU-PF won 109 seats while the main opposition MDC party had 41 in the country's 210-seat House of Assembly.
Hunt for cathedral raiders who seized Sweden's crown jewels
On July 31, 2018, robbers stole two crowns worn by King Charles IX and his wife Queen Christina from a Swedish cathedral. It sparked a police search of the lake involving boats and helicopters, but they were unable to locate the thieves.
Even Chrissy Teigen Has Had Enough of Thomas Markle
One Royal commentator claims the situation with Thomas Markle has spiralled so out of control that HRH might get involved. But as a self-proclaimed foodie, some of the biggest sacrifices relate to what she's allowed to put on her plate.
Polar bear attacks cruise ship employee on Arctic island
The probe will include an examination of the polar bear. "We are extremely sorry that this incident has happened". The injured person was immediately provided with medical care and flown to a hospital with a rescue helicopter.