Following the decision of the United States to unilaterally withdraw from the nuclear deal and restore Iran’s anti-Iranian sanctions, the oil boycott and the “zero” delivery of Iranian oil exports were placed on the agenda of the US government. But after more than two months of Iran’s sanctions imposition, the United States has not yet been able to meet its demands and push pressure on Iranian oil buyers to stop imports from the country. Why?
- The US government is in a state of inaccuracy in the current situation. On the one hand, the Iranian oil sees its sanctions as the backbone of its sanctions strategy against Iran, and on the other hand, it does not like the increase in world oil prices as a result of the sanctions.
- This inferiority led, firstly, at a time when the Iranian oil embargo was announced on the 13th of November last year, the US government resigned from claiming “zeroing” Iran’s oil exports and issuing exemptions for eight states.
- Now that the term of the exemptions has expired, there are indications that the unbalanced “sanctions on Iran’s oil – the rise in world oil prices” have once again confused Americans with compelling countries to stop buying Iranian oil. Particularly, Saudi Arabia has recently announced it will cut its oil production. Brian Hook recently responded to a journalist’s question about whether the US government would extend the exemption, which has not been able to answer this question for the time being.
- The result is expected to exhaust the exemptions for Iran’s oil purchases under the unfavorable influence of the United States unless it can compensate for the shortage of oil in the world by increasing its oil production or countries like Saudi Arabia.
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According to the chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iran’s Parliament, Europe has postponed its support package to JCPOA for “deconstruction of Iran and the United States”.
- The European protection package from JCPOA came after the United States unilaterally withdrawn from the nuclear deal in a “tense action”.
- It should not be forgotten that the aim of the European security package is “safeguarding the interests of Iran” in JCPOA and that any condition for its implementation should be in the interest of Iran. The nuclear deal will continue as long as the interests of Iran’s participation in that agreement are more than the benefits of leaving it.
- The next thing to note is that the main source of tension in US-Iran relations was the United States itself, the latest example of which is the withdrawal of a multilateral international agreement and the imposition of unilateral and illegal sanctions.
- The suspension of the implementation of a relief package with the United States is somehow “dropping the ball in the land of Iran” and “creating a new commitment” for our country, in case of its failure to execute it, not Europe, which would be blamed on Iran itself. Such a condition could give Europe a justification for not providing a practical guarantee of Iran.
- In addition, European policy towards action must be seen in the context of its broader policy toward Iran. It should not be forgotten that Europe continues to press Iran in some areas, such as allegations of terrorism and human rights. Such clauses in relation to JCPOA could open Europe’s hands in this direction.
- Desertification with the United States also means entering regional and missile talks with the country in which Europe and the United States share common positions with Iran.