Scattered protests in Iran as United States sanctions loom

China rejects US demand to reduce Iran oil imports report

Meanwhile, the tensions between Washington and Beijing is scaring hedge funds away from an increasingly volatile oil market, according to Bloomberg, with money managers' total positions in the US benchmark and Brent having slid to the lowest since 2016.

Iran will not sit down for negotiations under pressures, in particular with U.S. President Donald Trump who "has breached obligations", Iran's Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi said Saturday.

The matter is awkward for Germany because the government is also committed to keeping alive the 2015 deal it, along with the U.S. and other world powers, signed with Iran which provides incentives in exchange for Tehran not pursuing a nuclear weapon.

Sanctions will also be reapplied to USA imports of Iranian carpets and foodstuffs and on certain related financial transactions.

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She had to give up the acting gig where she made her name; the blog she started (known as the Tig ) had to go to. She also had a cameo in Robert Pattinson movie "Remember Me", and apparently nabbed £138,000 for this appearance.

But Trump, a long-time critic of the deal who succeeded Barack Obama as president previous year, pulled out of the pact despite repeated assurances by United Nations inspectors that Iran is in compliance with its obligations.

India's crude oil imports from Iran increased by about 30 percent to a record 768,000 barrels per day (bpd) in July, Reuters reported citing tanker arrival data.

Efforts by the Trump administration to choke off Iran's oil exports are being thwarted by China, which has refused to stop buying crude in the face of reimposed USA sanctions, according to a Bloomberg report published Friday.

But US President Donald Trump chose to reimpose punishing sanctions against Iran, whom he has accused of posing a security threat. He called Washington's attempt to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero was "mindless" and a sign that the Trump administration has not "thought about its consequences". "It shows they have not thought about its consequences", Rouhani was quoted as saying by state news agency IRNA while on an official visit to Austria's capital, Vienna, in July.

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He also said Tehran expects the European countries to bring forward a practical package of proposals to salvage Iranian nuclear deal, also known as JCPOA, after the US pull-out in May.

Last month, USA officials familiar with the matter said the Trump administration had launched a communications campaign to foment unrest and put pressure on Iran to end its nuclear programme and its support of armed groups.

Chinese and Indian companies "will be subject to the same sanctions that everybody else's are if they engage in those sectors of the economy that are sanctionable", a State Department official told reporters in June.

"China and Iran unwaveringly maintain normal trade and economic ties".

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"China will continue to cooperate with Iran adhering to its worldwide obligations".

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