The Trump administration unveiled its plan Monday to end “energy waivers” that effectively allowed eight foreign governments to purchase Iranian oil; a move designed to cripple the Islamic Republic’s major exporting sector.
“Any nation or entity interacting with Iran should do its diligence and air on the side of caution. The risks are simply not going to be worth the benefits,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "Any nation or entity interacting with Iran should use its diligence and err on the side of caution. The risks are simply not going to be worth the benefits." https://t.co/gHGaLyQfpf pic.twitter.com/GxSa2VgZly
— The Hill (@thehill) April 22, 2019
“Saudi Arabia and others in OPEC will more than make up the Oil Flow difference in our now Full Sanctions on Iranian Oil. Iran is being given VERY BAD advice by @JohnKerry and people who helped him lead the U.S. into the very bad Iran Nuclear Deal,” posted President Trump on social media moments after the announcement.