Iran will continue to defy US oil sanctions, says Tehran
Foreign minister says US should ‘prepare for consequences’ if it tries to stop Iranian oil sales
The Iranian foreign minister, Javed Zarif, said Tehran would continue to defy US sanctions by finding buyers for its oil and warned that Washington should “be prepared for the consequences” if it tried to stop it.
The US announced the sanctions in November but some countries got temporary waivers that allowed them to import Iranian oil. Washington now says those waivers – which mainly affect China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey – will expire on 2 May.