China defends Iran trades despite US pressure

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – US officials are working behind the scenes to pressure China into halting all its oil and condensate trades from Iran, oil pricing agency S&P Global Platts reports. The officials, speaking to the agency, claimed that China trades with Iran for oil and condensate products stood at 200,000 barrels per day which the US by its pressure wanted to eliminate. The Trump administration has pledged to bring Iran’s oil exports down to zero, but the shipments have continued to reach major customers, especially in Asia.