This matter is indeed quite interesting. I can’t tell the ins and outs, but one thing is for sure: it’s very sensitive!
The United States announced that it had imported nearly one million barrels of oil from Iran, but Iran expressed ignorance. Moreover, Iran said that the United States was sanctioning itself and importing oil from Iran. We didn’t know about it. This is unreasonable.
So, is the United States lying?
A few days ago, according to news released by the U.S. Department of Energy, the United States imported a large amount of oil from Iran in March this year, with an average supply of 33,000 barrels per day.
According to this calculation, Iran has provided nearly 1 million barrels of oil to the United States in March, which is not a small amount. .
As soon as this news came out, the world was in an uproar. What does the United States mean by this? What the hell is Iran doing again?
After the moderate President Rouhani came to power, he advocated a good relationship with the United States. Therefore, during the Obama period, the two signed the “Iran Nuclear Agreement”, and the relationship between the two countries greatly improved. improve.
But after Trump came to power, this situation was quickly broken. Trump looked down on Iran and accused Iran of secretly manufacturing nuclear weapons, so he blatantly tore up the ” “Iran Nuclear Agreement”, European countries can’t get it back even if they beg their grandfather and grandma.
Since then, confrontations in the Persian Gulf have occurred one after another, Soleimani has been killed, and sanctions on Iran have been increased. , inciting domestic unrest in Iran, etc., directly stalemate relations between the two countries.
Of course, Iran’s hardliners came to power again.
After Biden came to power, his attitude towards Iran was hard to understand, but overall he was still in contact. This also led to the fact that although Iran’s hardliners are in power, But under the leadership of Khamenei, Iran has been trying to ease relations with the United States and has illusions about the United States.
However, at the same time, Iran has also increased its joint efforts with Russia, and has become more actively strengthening cooperation with Eastern powers, and even once announced that it would no longer use US dollars for settlement.
Today’s Iran seems to be well versed in the way of having both sides, and has become much more diplomatic.
At this time, Iran’s general election is about to happen, and changes in relations with the United States are bound to affect the development direction of Iran’s political arena.
There are also rumors from the outside world that Iran captured Ahmadinejad in order to express its stance to the United States that it has no intention of going against the United States. However, at the same time, it is inevitable for Iranian hardliners to come to power. For the United States, Iran has a soft hand and a hard hand, which can be sweet or salty.
In general, no one can say for sure about the relationship between the United States and Iran today. After all, there may be secret flirting between the two countries today, and tomorrow there will be cold winds, heavy rains, and a lot of tension. Ground chicken feathers. I really can’t say for sure.
However, this news from the U.S. Department of Energy is still explosive, because if it is true, then , which means that the United States has actually lifted its blockade on Iran, which is real and substantial progress.
Surprisingly, Iran denied this.
A spokesman for the Iranian Oil Ministry said: Iran does not have relevant data, and there is no official data in this regard. The Iranian Oil Ministry also does not have information about the United States importing Iranian oil through third countries. Data, therefore, cannot confirm the news, and Iran cannot confirm whether the US purchase of Iranian oil is true.
In addition, Iranian officials also emphasized that the United States is now imposing sanctions on Iran. Without evidence, saying this is true is interesting, but unreasonable.
Based on the words of Iranian officials, the meaning is the same: neither admit it nor completely deny it, keep it vague and let the outside world guess!
Since there is no confirmation from Iran, it is difficult to confirm the purpose of the United States sending this news. Then, perhaps it can be seen from some reactions from the outside world. Some clues.
1. Some European and Indian refineries have prepared to make adjustments to make room for the purchase of Iranian oil.
2. Iran will increase its oil production to 4.5 million barrels per day, of which 2.3 million barrels will be exported. After being sanctioned by the United States, Iran’s export volume has dropped to the lowest level. It has reached 200,000 barrels per day. The export volume restored to 2.3 million barrels is basically equal to the level before sanctions.
3. At least one European refinery is already negotiating with the National Iranian Oil Company to resume imports of Iranian oil.
4. Ahmadinejad was kicked out of the general election, and the United States and RussiaThe frequent contacts and the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan all illustrate that the relationship between the United States and Iran is changing.
There are various signs that the confrontation between the United States and Iran may really be cooling down. What will Iran choose to do in the future? In the final analysis, it depends on what interests Iran pursues. </p