With China Defiant on Iranian Oil, Trump's Sanctions Strategy is Tested

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Zarif then resigned from his post as foreign minister, but his resignation was rejected by President Rouhani and he continues to serve as foreign minister.

The State Department in a statement did not outright denounce Zarif's remarks, and said it advocated for a humanitarian resolution to the case of USA citizens detained in Iran.

Zarif, the USA -educated architect of the 2015 nuclear deal who came under attack from anti-Western hardliners in Iran after Trump pulled out of the agreement a year ago, signaled Tehran would be resilient in the face of US sanctions.

On the sidelines of a visit to Beijing for a summit on China's Belt and Road economic development initiative on Thursday, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih was reported by Reuters, as saying that China has "not yet" asked for more crude oil after the U.S. chose to end sanction waivers on Iranian oil imports.

U.S. prosecutors said she in fact was sending the technology to Iranian company Fanamoj, which works in public broadcasting.

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Despite "absurd" provocations such as Trump's decision to classify the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a "terrorist organization" and the ending of sanctions waivers that had allowed eight countries to continue buying Iranian oil without incurring America's wrath, Iran will "exercise prudence" - unless the U.S. decides to "change the rules of the game".

Oil prices hit their highest level since November on Tuesday after Washington's announcement.

According to Zarif, a kitchen cabinet comprising Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu, US National Security Adviser John Bolton, UAE ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayad and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman "wants the US to take insane measures".

When asked if the US pressure campaign on Tehran was aimed at sparking further negotiations or regime change, Zarif said: "The B team wants regime change at the very least".

Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday warned the United States of unspecified "consequences" if it tried to seal off to Tehran the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic passage into the oil-rich Gulf.

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USA crude inventories were also an overhang, analysts said.

The Iranian foreign minister suggested that charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, sentenced to five years in jail for spying, could be freed in exchange. Earlier this month, Trump named Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terror organization, marking the first time a foreign government's armed forces received such a designation.

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U.S. prosecutors said she in fact was sending the technology to Iranian company Fanamoj, which works in public broadcasting.

In response, a State Department spokesperson noted that the U.S.

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Zarif told Reuters he was proposing "a serious dialogue" with the United States on a possible prisoner swap.