Iran Asks Chinese Oil Buyers to Maintain Imports After U.S. Sanctions

May 16, 2018

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that a senior official at Iran’s state-owned oil supplier met Chinese buyers this week to ask them to maintain imports after U.S. sanctions kick in. Sources told Reuters that the National Iranian Oil Company held separate meetings in Beijing on Monday with top executives at Chinese oil giant Sinopec’s trading unit. During the meeting China said that Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif hoped that "China will maintain the levels of imports."