┬áIran’s first vice president said the U.S. government’s efforts to force Tehran’s customers to stop importing any of its oil by November is not realistic. “U.S. sanctions would not be a straitjacket for Iran as the country would tap various methods to render the embargoes ineffective,” First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri was quoted as saying by the Iranian Oil Ministry’s news website SHANA. Jahangiri’s comments late Monday followed a briefing on Iran’s oil from Brian Hook, the director of policy planning at the U.S. State Department. U.S. President Donald Trump in May pulled his country out of a U.N.-backed agreement with Iran that offered sanctions relief in exchange for peaceful nuclear commitments. By early August, […]