China still importing Iran’s oil despite US bans

China still importing Iran’s oil despite US bans

Data provided by China’s customs authorities shows the country has largely defied US sanctions on Iran by continuing to import oil from the country even after Washington ended exemptions given to Beijing for buying Iran’s crude in May.

Data published by China’s General Administration of Customs on Saturday showed that the country had imported some 208,205 barrels per day (bpd) of Iran’s oil in June.

That comes as Beijing was supposed to cut its crude imports from Iran to zero as demanded by a series of illegal sanctions imposed by the United States which seeks to force Iran into new concessions over its nuclear and missile programs.

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