The US is pressing Iran’s oil customers to zero out their imports by November 4 and has no plans to issue sanctions waivers, a strategy that could spark an oil price spike as global supply tightens. “We will certainly be requesting that their oil imports go to zero, without question,” a senior State Department official said Tuesday during a background briefing with reporters. US diplomats have visited Japan and Europe to explain the sanctions roll-out. The official said he would be visiting China and India soon. The US will also work with its “Middle Eastern partners” in a week or so to “ensure that the global supply of oil is not adversely affected by these sanctions,” the State Department official said. “We view this as one of our top national security priorities,” the official said. “I would be hesitant to say zero waivers ever. But I think the predisposition […]