U.S. will 'absolutely' sanction European companies that do business with Iran

U.S. will 'absolutely' sanction European companies that do business with Iran

The U.S. Energy Information Administration report on crude oil inventories is due to be released on Thursday at 11:00am EDT due to the Independence Day holiday in the United States.

Iran, however, says that they intend to try to circumvent the United States ban with new rules to make it easier to export oil.

"It has no meaning for Iranian oil not to be exported, while the region's oil is exported".

The White House later walked back the president's comments, saying the king said his country can raise oil production if needed.

"Recurring salvos in the trade war and falling asset prices raise the question of how much tariffs could damage the global economy", U.S. bank JPMorgan said. "On balance, this leaves the oil market tighter than before, with less spare capacity".

European countries have been attempting to negotiate exemptions for their firms, but the official confirmed that US President Donald Trump intends to stick to his deadline.

The president, in an interview with Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo also piled pressure on close USA allies with a threat to sanction European companies that do business with Iran".

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At the same time, the official said, the United States would work with countries that import Iranian crude on a "case by case" basis, signaling that the Trump administration might not immediately impose sanctions on those that continue importing from Iran beyond a November 4 deadline.

He said in the Fox interview that European companies would face sanctions if they traded with Iran now. On Monday, Hook expressed confidence that the US sanctions policy would not prompt mass shortages, but analysts have expressed doubt that Saudi Arabia can increase production by as much as Trump described.

On Tuesday a senior State Department official described tightening the noose on Tehran as "one of our top national security priorities". It's awful what they do to us, he said.

Iran and Saudi Arabia broke off diplomatic relations in 2016 and are locked in several proxy wars in the Middle East, including in Yemen.

Oil prices edged up on Wednesday following a report of tightening US fuel inventories amid an outage at Syncrude Canada oil sands facility in Alberta, which usually supplies the United States.

Saudi Arabia, which has been pumping around 10 million barrels per day, holds the largest spare capacity in the world and is the only country that can add substantial supply to the market.

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