外文标题：Exclusive: China may raise Iran oil imports with new contract: sources
BEIJING (Reuters) – China may buy more Iranian oil next year as a state trader is negotiating a new light crude contract that could raise imports from Tehran to levels not seen since tough Western sanctions were imposed in 2012, running the risk of upsetting Washington.
An increase would go against the spirit of November’s breakthrough agreement relaxing some of the stringent measures slapped on Iran two years ago over its nuclear program.
The November deal between Tehran and the group known as P5+1 — made up of the United States and five other global powers — paused efforts to reduce Iran’s crude sales but required buyers to hold to “current average amounts” of Iranian oil imports.
Very soon, India, South Korea and Japan will follow China and buy oil from Iran.
China has always viewed Iran as a source of energy and its eighty million citizens as a market for its export oriented economy. China also absolutely abhors American political, economic and military interference in Asian affairs.
China could have used this opportunity to make friends with the Saudis, but unlike us they clearly know the Saudis can’t be trusted.
Sanctions are a huge loss to US & European businesses because Iran now buys from China and Russia. Iran needs dozens of new commercial aircraft, oil and gas machinery, computer hardware, medical equipment etc. This is trade worth billions of dollars which could create many jobs in the US. By pushing for sanctions, the Zionist lobby has made sure that the US [people lose out.
Iran has no money to buy anything from anybody! It’s currency is worthless, its oil revenues are down 60% and its economy ‘contracted’ 6% in the past 12 months.
The American people understand that stopping a terrorist nation as Iran, who has monthly Death to America rallies and burns and steps on our flag, from obtaining nuclear weapons is worth it.
The Cheating Chinese are at it again. Why are we doing business with these creeps?
Russia and China should have NEVER placed sanctions on Iran. There is absolutely NOTHING the U.S. could have done to stop the Russians and Chinese trading.
Simple solution. Import tax on all Chinese products made with oil.
Hmmm, I can’t wait until we end the sanctions on Cuba. What? But they didn’t hold any embassy personnel hostage … did they? Well at least we’re trading and buying goods from Communist Vietnam … you know, the country that killed over 50,000 U.S. Troops.
And you wonder why Americans are considered to be ignorant, hypocritical fools.
Cuba doesnt have any resources.
Keep your embargo on Iran. Help the Chinese to buy all the oil they need. You need this energy for your manufacturing you moved from US to China. Do not allow the western countries to buy any and let them suffer at $8 per Gallon.
china is really digging its own grave…the western powers specially the US would not like to see oil being sold to another currency ..USA or would i say the bankers country has one motto all oil are be sold on US dollars if not then your dead look at iraq and libya lol do you really think the west brought democracy there?
No problem. Iran will switch to BITCOINS
Eventually somebody has to stand up to the bully. Looks like it has to be China, no other country is big enough. Go China!, I say.
Market was suppose to be free not a way to terrorise smaller countries by bigger!
I agree but reality is full of lies.
Titanic Disaster Denier
China can buy oil from where ever she wants.
Well done China. Soon India will raise too.Go to hell the petro dollar.
From the land willing to routinely send hundreds of thousands of their own to death because “Hey, we’ve got 1.5B people.”
That’s one way for China to financially support the Terrorist Country of Iran !!!