Iranian and South Korean (right) tankers dock at the oil facility on Iran's Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf during March 2017. Even if Iranian oil customers are granted waivers from U.S. sanctions, they will find it difficult to pay for the oil, transport it and insure the shipments.
While the U.S. won't penalize those allies for now as they continue to import Iranian oil, Washington will expect them eventually to turn off the tap....
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