Iran vows to foil U.S. bid to block oil exports

Trump: US will 'absolutely' sanction European companies that do business with Iran | TheHill

Last week, Turkey's economy minister said his country does not plan to abide by the us demand for countries to stop importing Iranian oil, calling the request "nonbinding" on Turkey - a stinging rebuke from a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally.

Iran will allow private companies to export crude oil, part of a strategy to counter U.S. sanctions, and is urging fellow OPEC members, including regional rival Saudi Arabia, not to break output agreements, state media and officials said on Sunday.

Brian Hook, the State Department director of policy planning, said on Monday that he and the Treasury under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, Sigal Mandelker, would be leaving for the Gulf region "in the coming days", accompanied senior officials, to co-ordinate efforts on Iran.

The president, in an interview with Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo also piled pressure on close United States allies with a threat to sanction European companies that do business with Iran".

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Trump is pressuring allies to stop buying Iranian oil as a tactic to make Iranian leaders negotiate a new nuclear deal, after he pulled out of the 2015 agreement two months ago.

Some key countries are reliant on Iranian oil imports, including India and Turkey.

"In this battle", he said, "any country that tries to take Iran's place on the oil market will be guilty of treason against Iran. and surely one day it will pay the price of this treason".

Hook seemed to celebrate the collapsing Iranian economy, telling reporters Monday that their efforts had led to more than 50 worldwide companies announcing they will leave the Iranian market, although the State Department is not providing that list.

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But a flurry of United States announcements over the weekend unsettled oil markets.

Trump, who is spending the weekend at his golf property in New Jersey, said in a tweet on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had agreed to produce more oil.

"We have been clear with countries and companies around the world that we are bringing severe economic pressure on Iran until the regime changes its destabilizing policies", he added.

Last week, some White House officials privately expressed displeasure with the State Department remarks because they were at odds with another Trump administration priority - stopping oil prices from rising too high ahead of the midterm elections. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity under State Department ground rules.

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"We are working to minimize disruptions to the global market, but we are confident there is sufficient global spare oil capacity", Hook said. "Absolutely", the president responded when asked if the USA would sanction European countries that do business with Iran.

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