"On May 8, 2018, the U.S. announced that it was walking out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran and released a FAQ (frequently asked questions) regarding the re-imposition of sanctions on entities engaged with Iran, including import of crude from Iran", the minister said. Data compiled by Reuters shows that India imported about 3.46 million tonnes, or about 279,000 bpd, from Iran between April and June a year ago.
"You (Trump) threaten us with paying a price like few countries have ever paid".
The Chinese yuan climbed today after a series of tweets by Trump undermined the outlook for the greenback, while the market has also been supported by persistent threats from America to curb exports from Iran.
"We are near you, where you can't even imagine.Come". Go ask your predecessors about it. Iran has threatened to stop shipments from passing through this narrow opening if US sanctions get passed. "Trump, this is the language of night clubs and gambling halls", said Soleimani, who as Quds Force commander is in charge of the Revolutionary Guards' overseas operations.
"The Red Sea which was secure is no longer secure for the presence of American [military]".
"What have you been able to do (to us) over the past 20 years that you did not do and are threatening us now?" the senior commander said in a speech in the western city of Hamedan on Thursday, referring to the U.S. president's recent tweet warning Tehran of dire consequences if it stands against Washington.
"As our president correctly pointed out, the enemies, particularly America, whose centers of interest are within reach of the visible and hidden defense forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, should not play with the lion's tail", Bagheri said in a statement, according to IRNA. You will start this war but we will be the ones to impose its end.
The senior military official also censured the United States for supporting the most hated anti-Iran terror group, called the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), saying Washington failed to achieve anything by doing so.
The Trump administration is piling pressure on India, China, and other buyers to end all imports of Iranian oil by a November 4 deadline as it looks to choke the Persian Gulf state's economic lifeline with sanctions over its nuclear programme.