Trump extended the embargo on oil supplies from Iran

US President Donald Trump has extended the embargo on oil supplies from Iran, first imposed in 2012, according to a document distributed by the White house.

“I have determined… that there is a sufficient amount of oil and petroleum products from countries other than Iran, which makes it possible to significantly reduce the amount of oil and petroleum products that are purchased from Iran,” said the definition, which trump sent to Secretary of state Mike Pompeo and the US Treasury and Energy Ministers.

In July 2015, Iran and the “six” international negotiators reached an agreement on the settlement of the long-standing problem of the Iranian atom. Months of negotiations concluded with the adoption of a joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPA), which is completely removed from Iran’s previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN Security Council, US, and EU. The agreement also stipulated that the arms embargo would be lifted from Iran within five years, and arms deliveries would be possible earlier, but only with the permission of the UN Security Council. The deal in its original form did not last even three years: in May 2018, the US announced a unilateral withdrawal from it and the restoration of strict sanctions against Tehran.