America has evaluated the effect of the sanctions against Iran.
American sanctions have reduced the income of Iran from oil exports more than 95%, said the head of the U.S. Treasury Steven Mnuchin live on Fox News 12 Jan. This writes the trade publication enkorr (translation liga.net).
A significant proportion of the remaining Iranian oil exports, according to him, now comes from China.
Mnuchin added that he had discussed the issue of Iranian oil exports with representatives of the PRC and Chinese state-owned company has refused supplies from Iran. Now the United States is trying to achieve a complete cessation of Iranian oil supplies to China.
Recall that on the morning of 3 January, the United States launched an airstrike on the convoy on the territory of airport Baghdad (Iraq). The attack was killed the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
In response, the Islamic Republic of Iran on the night of 8 January, fired ballistic missiles located in Iraq us military base. In the United States said that during the attack no one was hurt, and announced the intention to impose additional sanctions against the country.
Also on the morning of 8 January, the Iranian military downed plane of the Ukrainian airline MAU. All 176 people who were on Board were killed. Initially, Iran had insisted that the Boeing 737 crashed because of engine trouble. 3 days later, on January 11, the Iranian authorities acknowledged that the plane was shot down “by mistake”.