Tehran 0
16 June 2022

The U.S. designated “a network of Iranian petrochemical producers, as well as front companies in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that support…  entities instrumental in brokering the sale of Iranian petrochemicals abroad”. Secretary of State Antony Blinken affirmed that “the Biden administration has been sincere and steadfast in pursuing a path of meaningful diplomacy to achieve a mutual return to full implementation of the JCPOA. Absent a deal, we will continue to use our sanctions authorities to limit exports of petroleum, petroleum products and petrochemical products from Iran”. The following day, President Raisi contended that “on the one hand, the Americans are sending the message that they are ready to negotiate, but on the other hand, they are adding to the sanctions. The world should give us the right not to trust them”.

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