US pressure to halt Japanese oil imports from Iran

Japanese media reports that Japan's attempt to gain an exemption for Iranian imports has not succeeded.

Photo: Hasan Jamali/AP

Japanese media reports that the country's largest oil importers are bracing themselves to halt crude oil imports from Iran in October in the wake of US sanctions.

News media bureau Jiji and other local media report that the move is in response to concerns that the US will introduce sanctions against countries which import Iranian crude oil.

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