U.S. Says No More Sanctions Waivers for Iran Oil Purchases

FILE PHOTO: An Iranian man works on an oil production platform at the Soroush oil fields in the Persian Gulf, south of the capital Tehran, Iran. REUTERS

WASHINGTON, May 8 (Reuters) – The United States will not grant any more waivers to any countries that would allow them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday.

Brian Hook, Iran Special Envoy, also said in a briefing the global oil market had already factored in Iranian oil exports falling to zero under the Trump administration’s economic pressure campaign against Tehran.

(Reporting by Jonathan Landay and Humeyra Pamuk Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)