Washington has managed to "cut off probably over 95 percent of the oil revenues" of Iran, according to US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
据美国财政部长史蒂文 · 努钦称，华盛顿已经成功切断了伊朗“可能超过95% 的石油收入”。
He told Fox News that US officials are now working on the issue with China, as the country accounts for a significant part of Iran’s remaining oil exports.
China remains Iran’s top crude oil and condensate importer. According to S&P Global Platts’ sources, in recent months a large share of Iranian oil flowing to China has been going via the UAE and Malaysia, both of which are popular hubs for ship-to-ship transfers.
Sources said oil flows to China from Iran dramatically decreased over the past year. Nevertheless, China continued offloading Iranian oil from its bonded storage in Dalian, located in the north of the country.
Data showed that Iranian crude and condensate exports to China averaged around 225,000 barrels a day in the second half of 2019, compared to 400,000 bpd in the first half. In 2018, Iran exported around 650,000 bpd of oil to China.
Cycle Gran Canaria
The arrogance of the US knows no depths.
True. No humility at all. Btw, does anyone think that in the next election, "Candidate Trump" will be able to defeat "president" trump?
没错。 一点都不谦虚。 顺便问一下，有没有人认为在下次选举中，“候选人特朗普”能够击败“现任总统特朗普”吗？
General Von Klinkerhoffen
China must stand up to US abuse and humiliation.
China ignores the stupidity. China will never be stopped buying oil from anyone,or dealing with Russia where the US have forbidden it.
How about the rest of the world start to dump the dollar and put sanctions on the US for a change?
You dump the petro dollar . The USA will close the taps on the oil wells.
Big oil of the USA is not dependent on oil sales. Control of supply is more important to them.
Really? So, why are are they in the oil business?
Yeah be patient. it will take a decade or two to come off that Dollar drug
是的，耐心点，要过十年或者二十年才能有戒掉那种叫 美元 的药
If I were Xi, I would increase purchases dramatically.
That's no way to calm things down. Why not instead of sanction s open up trade to improve the lives of the people Iran?
because for every barrel of oil Iran sells now, that is one less that the united snakes gets to sell .
China is investing billions in Iran,under the belt and road initiative ,they are not going to stop buying there oil,
The article claims they're not buying as much. It doesn't say they've stopped.
And who is to say they are not getting even more of Iran’s oil through other channels.
Only the Iranians would know the quantity in and out of the country and to who. I doubt these figures are spot on.
They also have a direct rail route to Xinjiang.
I know what your saying, definitely. They have to do something I guess or thier country will suffer and it's unfair on the people.
Iran should continue to cultivate those friendships. Its the smartest thing they can do right now and the only means by which they can avoid being bombed/invaded.
伊朗应该继续培养这种友谊。 这是他们现在能做的最明智的事情，也是他们唯一能避免被轰炸 / 入侵的方法。
China should demonstrate that it is a sovereign country. It should not buy into US threats. It should respond sanctions with sanctions like Russia did.
中国应该证明自己是一个主权国家。 它不应该接受美国的威胁。 它应该像俄罗斯那样以制裁来回应制裁。
They have done so already and most likely will continue to do so in the future
The catastrophic fall of these racketeers is near.
It's probably time for China to start imposing their own sanctions on US for meddling in HK.
If only it were as simple as that. Until the majority of the world unites in trade against the USA by trading in anything but the dollar......it remains quite a problem.
要是事情能这么简单就好了。 除非世界上大多数国家联合起来反对美国，只用美元以外的任何货币进行贸易... 否则这仍然是个大问题。
It is as simple as that - countries just have to ignore US in their trade , there are a lot of much better alternatives and they can trade directly , without US "interventions"(eq. stealing)
Although it may sound simple......it is not, if it were, it would have been done already.
It has not been done so far not because it is complicated but because US "bully" doesn't want it .
how can you do that trumpi??? Chinese are not afraid of your nonsense sanctions...!
特朗普你敢这样做？？？ 中国人不怕你们这些无聊的制裁... ！
Kowtow to the US and they will never stop blackmailing China and others
That will happen as the majority of Americans are less and less able to buy goods. This could happen quicker than expected in USA
The US is sanction crazy and soon no one will give a crap about them.
Tell the USA to, shove it.
We should all just pay less attention to what the US thinks, says, and threatens. They can do whatever they want, and so can the rest of the world.
bullying again, gangsters?
real estate speculator criminals trying to play trade chess with Iran and China.
Wiser people know how that will end.
All countries have to rid themselves of that counterfeit worthless IOU called the US dollar. Only that can set you free
John Francis Scully
The US is starting to crumble you can see the panic now watching there dollar's value shrink through withdrawals in large sums
The arrogance and US economic terrorism around the world will end as soon a the petrol-dollar will cease to exist
If China goes along with this, it will look weak.
I keep thinking China has a clever plan and it is biding its time for the right moment.
The USA has become mentally unstable and beyond reasoning as the country goes for BUST under the leadership of TRUMP and the Bankers
Nations around the world need to step up and tell the US "Your laws and regulations are only for US soil and they have NO authority or power here"... Unilateral US sanctions are illegal and forcing other nations to abide by those against their will with the threat of economic or/and military power needs to stop
世界各国需要站出来，告诉美国: “你们的法律法规只适用于美国领土，这些在这里没有权力和权威” ... 美国单方面的制裁是非法的，以经济或军事力量的威胁迫使其他国家不得已遵守这些规定，必须阻止这种行为。
It's time for the World to join up and impose sanctions against the USA.
At the end of WWI, the us dollar shifted from the "gold standard" over to what is now called the petro-dollar, or the oil dollar. So as the price of oil rises, our dollar value drops.
so your saying you guys need to be in the ME destroying every country killing millions is a must so your dollar doesnt loose value?
I think he’s saying that’s the reason for the horrendous US foreign policy: dollar hegemony can only be maintained by bullets and bombs.
Are these bullshit still talking their same trash ?
Sanctions is an economical warfare. If any other missiles are going to be coming down on your head, you better not be blaming anybody else.
And what 96% is he talking about anyway ? - both China and Turkey are still buying Iranian oil the same as before.
That’s because China’s economy slowed and they didn’t need as much oil. Plus they are installing massive green energy generators, nuclear power plants, and getting Russian gas.
USA is about to sanction its self as is running out of people to sanction.
Trump talked to China as if China is America's Ally.
What about China asks Trump stop supporting Israel as a condition for China stop buying Iranian Oil????
Delusional yankee, you won't break Iran, and you won't tell China what to do.
I think the whole world finds American politicians absolutely laughable, what a bunch of clowns bumbling about. It won't be long till everyone starts telling them they can take their US clown-backs and go away (probably in not quite those terms, ha, ha). I know the country is full of good, intelligent caring people, unfortunately the idiots at the helm make everyone in the country now the butt of the jokes, and targets for worse, worldwide.
Clearly, once you give in on anything, the US will push for more, and they will keep pushing until you become a vassal state.
The US government is doing everything it can to stop rivals from developing.
The World must STOP trading with the USA a country that is bankrupt
Here's the kicker... Heating Fuel is distributed free in China... not bad for a Country that has to import all of it. So how much are Americans paying for their heating fuel living in the USA, the World's leading producer of oil?
意外的是... 供暖燃料在中国是免费发放的... 对于一个需要进口全部燃料的国家来说，这还算不错。 那么，在世界领先的石油生产国美国里，美国人要为他们的供暖燃料支付多少钱呢？
Sanction this, sanction that, I wonder how long it will be before the rest of the world goes, "Ok, fine, we will stop all trade with the US instead."
Well, the US Sociopaths In Charge are insane after all. Unfortunately, they currently happen to have the biggest stick, the dollar. They have sanctioned Russia, have threatened to sanction the EU and now China. Since sanctions are an act of war, the US Sociopaths In Charge are now at war with most of the world.
毕竟，美国反社会者才是真正的疯子。 不幸的是，他们目前碰巧有最大的“棒子”，美元。 他们制裁了俄罗斯，威胁要制裁欧盟，现在又是中国。 由于制裁是一种战争行为，美国反社会者正在与世界上大多数国家开战。
Stop thieving Syrias oil. It is time to declare war against the US terrorists.
China needs to remind Trump that it is not part of the EU that grooves at Trump's feet. China can meet US sanctions and close access to it's markets by all US companies. China and Russia should continue to do business with Iran. The US doesn't own them. Iran needs to tell the EU it will return to talks about the treaty only after the EU fulfills its obligations to it. Saving the treaty is the responsibility of the EU to do what they promised. Iran had been doing that for years.
中国需要提醒特朗普，它不是特朗普脚下欧盟的一部分。 中国可以接受美国的制裁，并且所有美国公司都可以进入中国市场。 中国和俄罗斯应该继续与伊朗做生意。 他们不属于美国。 伊朗需要告诉欧盟，只有在欧盟履行其义务之后，它才会重返该条约的谈判。 维持条约是欧盟履行承诺的责任。 伊朗多年来一直在这样做。
I don't condone it, but I'm starting to understand why so many Iranians join in to sing, "De@th to America!!"....
The statement that Washington has managed to cut off 95% of Iran's oil export is not true.
I’m sure China has been planning for this.
Trump needs a trade deal with China, China should leverage this deal for the Iranian oil.
China knows this whole fuss US is making on Iran is because it wants to deprive China of Iranian oil vital for China to sustain its own economic growth. This is why China is aiming to investing massively In Iran's oil sector and infrastructure in the future. The reason China will give Trump the finger.
The reality is US is in no position to tell China what and what not to do. US as usual will be faced with massive humiliation when China gives Trump the finger like it has many many times in the recent past.
American behavior gives me a sense of repulsion.
Painful reading. How on earth is this mafia state allowed to get away with murders?
the people of the world are really getting fed up with u.s. bullying. the sooner they fall the better.
Dump the petro-dollar!
Buy even more, China.
That's obviously against the freedom of trading. Now US can order any country in the world to do whatever it wants? It reminded me of dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. The true democracy died.
这显然违反了自由贸易。 现在美国可以命令世界上任何一个国家做美国想做的事了吗？ 这使我想起了资产阶级的专政。 真正的民主死了。
I bet China is laughing real hard! They should start a Trump show over there. Great ratings.
我敢打赌中国一定笑得很开心！ 他们应该在那里举办一场特朗普秀。 收视率会很高。
The world must learn to collectively say No to the Trump administration bullying.
Why does China comply with the sanctions against Iran, PRC has no fear of the U.S. and the actions against Iran are unlawful, China should tell the U.S. to take a hike?
Perhaps China just appears to be going along with US sanctions. Xi doesn’t look like a leader that would let a punk like trump bully him.
Solution......close the straits.....
In today's world, it is trade! And it is now China that calls the shots! And the threats from the US are simply like a paper tiger with paper teeth
在当今世界，这就是贸易！ 现在是中国在发号施令！ 来自美国的威胁就像一只长着纸牙的纸老虎
Stop the US aggressors from destroying your economy, world leaders unite against the US sanctions, don't obey, isolate the US so the rest of the world can have free trade.
Can add that because of its ignorance the US cannot fathom the fact that they are now numero deux (in second place) and falling
The American delusion is outrageous. Do they relly think everybody on this planet has to follow Washington's orders?!
China, like Rsia, will sacrifice Iran and will buy oil and gas from Saudi and others. These idi-ots do not realize that this is a short term remedy. They are the real targets in the long run.
You do realize that Russia is a huge producer of oil and gas, right?
There is no difference between Iran and Russia for Washington. They have tried "color revolutions" in both countries, and large sanctions. Ukraine fell under American control. If Iran returns to Anglo-American control, the next to fall will be Russia...
对华盛顿来说，伊朗和俄罗斯没有区别。 他们在这两个国家都尝试了“颜色革命”和大规模制裁。 乌克兰在美国的控制之下。 如果伊朗重新回到英美的控制之下，下一个倒台的将是俄罗斯..
The rest of the world is moving on while the US is getting buried under its own massive debt mountain deeper and deeper becoming irrelevant.
John Francis Scully
Do not sign the trade deal with the US as that is like cutting your own throat by bringing you China under total control of the US as they need you more than you need them
China will be ok. Notice the way they vaguely said they would buy more US ag products without specifying how much?
Whole US is made in China. China should close all US factories in their country.
This is why the world needs another or alternative international payment system that the US cannot control or weaponize.
Plus China and Russia and India and the third world had better band together and turn away from the US en masse. If they give in now they will forever be subject to US blackmail.
The Chinese ruling class is independent like the Russian ruling class, another capitalist class can not control them. Capital itself is one of the enemy of the capitalist class, it force them to expand, to compete, and to get into wars against each other
China stand up to this yankee blackmail.
We are the largest consumer of China's products. One wrong move by China we will bring down its economy.
The Chinese are starting to trade more and more with Africa, and of course they trade with the EU. The belt and road initiatives will be a total game changer. They are probably stringing the clueless US along until - wham!
if i was religious, id say that the US and its cabal are the prophesied biblical revalations beast system
I'm sure that there will be some sanctions on the PRC but only for show. The US will make a big noise about sanctioning the PRC but they will amount to nothing that will harm US/PRC trade. They will sanction some officials who don't travel or own anything in the US so that they can say they are taking a tough stand.
我相信对中国会有一些制裁，但只是做做样子。 美国将大肆宣扬对中国的制裁，但这些制裁不会对美中贸易造成任何损害。 他们将制裁一些不在美国旅行或在美国没有任何东西的官员，这样他们就可以说他们正在采取强硬立场。
Keep negotiating to buy time and prepare.
China has hardly any options. It may make some proforma statements but in the end will stop purchase of oil from Iran. We did the same thing when US asked India to stop buying oil from Iran.
Why would China give up its alliance and oil? It’s already under US sanctions. Big deal. China needs Iran. I believe it will fight for Iran, although it will try to avoid war, as will Russia. These are civilized countries, unlike the US