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Netanyahu ordered Trump to end sanctions waivers on Iranian oil: Analyst

Press TV – April 22, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered US President Donald Trump to end exemptions from sanctions for several countries buying oil from Iran, says an American political analyst

Rodney Martin, a former congressional staffer based in Scottsdale, Arizona, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV after Netanyahu praised Trump for not renewing waivers that allowed eight countries to buy oil from Iran without getting sanctioned.

Last November, the US enforced sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s banking and energy sector. However, it agreed to grant waivers to China, India, Japan, Turkey, Italy, Greece, South Korea and Taiwan, allowing them to continue buying Iranian oil.

Netanyahu said on Monday that Trump’s decision “is of great importance for increasing pressure” on Iran.

The White House made the announcement earlier in the day saying “Trump has decided not to reissue Significant Reduction Exceptions (SREs) when they expire in early May.”

“This decision is intended to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

The waivers were scheduled for renewal on May 2.

“I have no doubt that Netanyahu requested if not outright ordered the US State Department via Donald Trump vie AIPAC, via Trump’s Jewish Zionist donors and supporters. And I think he ordered that this policy be implemented. So Israel and Netanyahu are very pleased,” Martin said.

“On a broader scale, it further exposes the fact that Israel has a greater network of influencers in US political system, and not Russia,” he stated.

The analyst said that it’s “a glaring example” that Israel meddles in US policy.

After Trump’s announcement, oil prices on Monday spiked to their highest levels since October. Brent crude rocketed past $74 a barrel, its highest point this year.

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  1. Preposterous dictatorship from a criminal terrorist state to our beloved America. Proof, as you say, if any needed, of which minority interest group is running our world.
    This will hurt millions of civilians in Iran as well as those who need her oil. It therefore amounts to a Crime Against Humanity, being indiscriminate, depriving civilians of rights to basic services, fair trade and security.

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    Comment by Dr James B Thring | April 23, 2019 | Reply

  2. Another Glaring example of ‘The Israeli Tail, wagging the American dog. The USA’s tendency to impose economic sanctions on selected countries around the World must surely be an act of War, and against international law.
    The USA was NOT ELECTED to run this Planet, the United Nations was put in place to ensure International Law was maintained.
    The American GOVERNMENT(not the American people) is an International Outlaw, and should be condemned for it’s arrogance.

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    Comment by Brian Harry | April 23, 2019 | Reply

  3. How the Zionist state and its world-wide supporters, most especially in the United States, have made their way into the policy-making of governments so that these nation-states are doing the bidding of them, have more and more blood on their hands.

    Think not? Look at the cripples, the mangled, the invalids, the amputees of Palestine; look at the ruination of Iraq, done to satisfy Israel; look to the gigantic money given to Israel for years and years; look to the survivors of the USS Liberty or other terrorist attacks against the United States; look at countless other examples of what has been done to Israel’s satisfaction: and this is supposed to be an ally?

    It’s not an ally. It’s the opposite.

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    Comment by michael | April 23, 2019 | Reply

    • Israel holds the USA government in a “Sleeper Hold” and gets anything it wants from America’s Fat Bloated Politicians who have been totally bought and paid for by AIPAC supporters…….And nobody seems to have noticed……weird huh?

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      Comment by Brian Harry | April 23, 2019 | Reply

  4. Watch, while it is still there: The 3 Coming False Flag Attacks


    Comment by FearingTheWorst | April 25, 2019 | Reply

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