US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, commenting on the anti-Iranian measures, stated that eight countries are to be temporarily spared the secondary sanctions. He also stated that almost 700 people and entities would be included in the sanctions.
"On November 5, the United States will re-impose sanctions that were lifted as part of the nuclear deal on Iran’s energy, shipbuilding, shipping, and banking sectors," Pompeo said. "We expect to issue some temporary allotments to eight jurisdictions, but only because they have demonstrated significant reductions in their crude oil and cooperation on many other fronts, and have made important moves toward getting to zero crude oil importation. These negotiations are still ongoing."
The official also added that he would release the list of all eight jurisdictions receiving exemptions from Iranian sanctions on Monday, but added that the European Union would not be one of them.
Commenting on the statement, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez claimed that Ankara to be granted waiver on the anto-Iranian sanctions.
In early October, Pompeo had noted Washington would grant waivers for some importers of Iranian oil, including India, in order to give them time to adjust to the new conditions, adding that eventually, they would have to reduce their oil imports from Iran to zero.
The US exit from the Iranian nuclear deal was announced by President Donald Trump on May 8, when he also vowed to reinstate economic sanctions on Tehran and all those companies that continue to cooperate with the Islamic Republic. The first round of restrictions was implemented by Washington in August.