Pompeo also warned Tehran that "America is committed to keeping sea lines open, keeping the transit of oil available for the entire world", in a response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's suggestion that any disruption of Iranian oil exports could result in the disruption of oil exports throughout the region.
Iran on Wednesday said it will do its best to ensure the security of oil supply to India, asserting that it has been a reliable energy partner for New Delhi.
The first set of sanctions will take effect on August 6 and the rest, notably in the petroleum sector, following a 180-day "wind-down period" ending on November 4.
Meanwhile, however, the Indian government has become the target of criticism both at home and in Iran after it gave in to USA pressure and refiners began cutting imports. "The zero tolerance policy and the pace with which it is moving no doubt concerns Iran's current crude buyers". The figure is not significantly lower than exports of 2.4 million bpd in April and in May. Overall purchases climbed on a higher intake of crude from Mexico, the United States and Azerbaijan.
"The lifting of force majeure at all the Libyan ports will certainly come as relief from a supply perspective, but it remains to be seen how quickly exports can return to normal", Harry Tchilinguirian, head of oil strategy at BNP Paribas, told Reuters Global Oil Forum.
Oil prices at highest level in three years
Some observers question whether such high rates of production could be implemented quickly and sustained for any length of time. Boosting production this way might risk a decline in oilfield pressure that could result in long-term damage to the reservoirs.
State refiners, accounting for about 60 percent of India's almost 5 million bpd of refining capacity, lifted 10 percent more Iranian volumes in June compared to May, at about 454,000 bpd, the data from the sources showed.
HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd continued to skip Iran oil imports for a second month in June, the data showed. The sources declined to be identified since they are not authorized to speak to the media.
Indian state refiners had cut Iranian oil imports in the 2017/18 financial year because of a dispute over the development rights for an Iranian natural gas field.
But, it still could continue imports if Iran accepts an alternative payment or offers a longer credit period.
European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini (L); Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif (C) and political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Abbas Araghchi take part in a Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) ministerial meeting on the Iran nuclear deal on July 6, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.
With less than nine months until Britain is due to leave the bloc, May is sticking to her plan for a "business friendly" Brexit. Trump isn't expected to directly address Brexit, nor were he and Johnson scheduled to meet.
Everybody knows that at a certain point in time that turned into something else, but that just happens when you're 18, 19. The singer and the model kissed while they were overlooking NYC's East River in a video that was obtained by TMZ .
Kraft said he struggled judging the speed of his putts. "The first day the putter felt terrible , and (then) it just clicked. He improves to 10-for-21 on the season with four top 25s and three top 10s, bettering a T8 at the CareerBuilder.
He said: "No one likes that goal but, if we talk about that, then the second goal is Milly's [James Milner's] fault. He remains Liverpool's preferred target, however, Karius is for now remaining Jurgen Klopp's No.1.
Liverpool have opened talks with Stoke City over a potential transfer for Xherdan Shaqiri , a source has confirmed to ESPN FC. Shaqiri's involvement at the World Cup ended last week when Switzerland were knocked out of the tournament by Sweden.
The paper also tweeted a photo of his scooter abandoned by the side of the road with a Mercedes estate vehicle just feet away. George Clooney at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on June 7, 2018.
Doctors have put Perez on antibiotics and are waiting to see if responds. "He's been praising God nonstop", Perez-Dilan said. In other words, it's a flesh-eating bacterial infection . "He is in critical condition", Perez-Dilan told NJ Advance Media .
Her post about the incident was inundated with criticism. "Against my boyfriend's wishes and his parents wishes". When asked why she went ahead anyway, she replied, "It's just a once-in-a-lifetime experience".
Australia's D'Arcy Short, Jason Roy of England and Solomon Mire also achieved career-best rankings following the latest update. In the bowling table, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan and Shadab Khan of Pakistan have retained the top two positions.
The world’s oldest colour discovered by Aussie scientists
Gueneli and her ANU team led the study, with support from Geoscience Australia and researchers in the United States and Japan. It is a molecule that had a biological colour more than a billion years ago and still has one today.
Courtois wants Madrid return because of his children
Courtois made 154 appearances for Chelsea , and has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup. Chelsea are eyeing Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel as a potential replacement for Thibaut Courtois .
Aditi finishes tied 35th at Thornberry LPGA
During her first season on the LPGA Tour , Kim won three tournaments to earn the Tour's Rookie of the Year award. Kim actually has a 27 under par total for 72 holes which she recorded when winning the JTBC Founders Cup in 2016.
Study suggests weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep
Of course, let's not forget the official advice, and that is to breastfeed your child for his six months of life - exclusively. They also woke less frequently. "This is quite a well-designed study to actually answer that particular question", he said.