"While the Iranian sanctions should still be viewed as a latent bullish consideration capable of limiting much additional price slippage, it would appear that the Iranian factor alone will not be capable of spurring higher prices without major assistance from a renewed strengthening in the equities, sustainable weakening in the USA dollar or a significant cut back in OPEC production", Jim Ritterbusch, president of Ritterbusch & Associates, said in a note. Russia, the United States and Saudi Arabia combined produced more than 33 million bpd for the first time in October, enough to meet more than a third of the world's nearly 100 million bpd of crude oil consumption. Iran is its third-largest supplier after Iraq and Saudi Arabia and meets about 10 per cent of total needs.
Trump is targeting Iran's main source of revenue - its oil exports - as well as its financial sector, essentially making 50 Iranian banks and their subsidiaries off-limits to foreign banks, on pain of losing access to the USA financial system.
Anadolu quoted Erdogan as saying: "We do not find sanctions to be right because to us, they are sanctions aimed at upsetting the global balance".
After the US' withdrawal from the deal, Trump signed fresh sanctions against Iran, which claims its nuclear programme is peaceful and for civilian objective.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says new American sanctions are an "indiscriminate assault" on his country. "It will be gradual", the U.S. president said.
Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has said that the US move raised economic and security risk internationally and that the European Union would work to realize the 2015 nuclear deal struck with Iran.
'The sanctions will accelerate the rapid decline of Iran's worldwide economic activity, saying over 20 countries had already cut their oil intake from Iran, reducing its exports by more than 1 million barrels a day, rfe/rl reported quoting Pompeo. The President did not respond to a question about the waiver.
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The U.S. Treasury Department imposed penalties on more than 700 Iranian and Iranian-linked individuals, entities, aircraft and vessels in the new sanctions.
Ambassador Seyed M. Kazem Sajjadpour said in London on Tuesday that the United States has the "very simple naive" view that Iran will wilt under the pressure. He, however, emphasised that his effort to keep the oil prices down has nothing to do with Iran.
"In May, President Trump had pulled the U.S. out of the 2015 landmark JCPOA terming it as disastrous".
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, however, told reporters Tuesday that Japan will monitor and analyze any possible impact the sanctions may have to make sure the sanctions do not adversely affect Japanese companies.
The list also includes Tat Bank, which was dissolved in 2012 over lack of transparency and financial charges.
India is among eight countries that the United States has allowed to temporarily import oil from Iran despite sanctions on Tehran, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo confirmed on Monday. "The market was previously overly focused on the number of countries receiving exemptions on imports from Iran".
Oil prices rallied above $85 per barrel in October on fears of a steep decline in Iranian exports.