US decides to end sanctions exemptions for major importers of Iran oil
US President Donald Trump has decided to end exemptions from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran.
The White House said waivers for China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey would expire in May, after which they could face US sanctions themselves.
This decision is intended to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the government its main source of revenue.
Ealier,talking to reporters U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said U.S. sanctions will be reimposed on all countries that import oil from Iran since May 2.
Meanwhile, Turkey has criticized the US decision to end sanction waivers for countries importing Iranian oil.
In a tweet, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said US decision will not serve regional peace and stability, but will harm Iranian people.