‘On Monday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added India, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Taiwan, Turkey, and South Africa to the list of countries exempt from the sanctions on purchasers of Iranian crude oil, AFP reported.
In March, she made exemptions for 10 European Union countries and Japan. The waivers are subject to a potential renewal after 180 days. However, China was not on the list announced in a statement by Clinton. Iran is one of the largest crude suppliers to the East Asian country.’