Oil prices are expected to rise again after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution that would prohibit Iran from using any oil from Syria to fuel its economy.
The resolution passed Monday, following a vote Tuesday that passed with overwhelming support.
The U., U.K., and France also abstained.
It will take effect after two days, meaning the U, U. K., and China can no longer block Iranian oil exports from Syria.
U. N. Ambassador Samantha Power said in a statement Monday that the United States will continue to provide fuel to the people of Syria, adding that the U for the first time is able to deliver a large amount of fuel via one pipeline to one country.
The United States has about 20,000 employees at its U. S. Embassy in Damascus, and the U S. is responsible for about half of the Syrian oil produced by Russia.
Power said that the resolution “does not directly affect” the flow of Russian oil to Iran, which would likely be impacted by any sanctions that are enacted against Russia.
U S and EU sanctions were also announced in September to punish Russia for the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet, killing all 298 people on board.
A Syrian government source said that Iran will not be able to export oil to Syria without U.n. approval, because of the U s, U K, and China sanctions.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of a government policy that protects the identities of diplomatic sources, said that U.s. officials are aware of the fact that Iran can export oil, but that they are not prepared to do so, even if it is necessary to stop the flow.
Iran, he said, has also told the U’s officials that it will not sell oil through the pipeline to Syria.
He added that Iran has no plans to sell oil to Europe, which has access to a large quantity of Syrian oil.
The U. U., UK, and France are the largest contributors to Syria’s oil production, and they have the most diplomatic ties with Damascus.
The flow of Syrian crude into Europe has also been a major concern to the U., which fears that it would flood Europe with oil.
The Syrian government also maintains a supply line for its oil from Turkey, and its foreign minister, Faisal Mekdad, said in July that Turkey has “enough oil” to provide “enough to feed the people in Syria and the world.”
Russia has also warned that sanctions will not help Iran.
Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said in an interview with The Associated Press on July 22 that the sanctions would hurt Iran.
He also said that Russia has warned that the lifting of sanctions would “lead to the collapse of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”
The United States, Russia, and Iran have all agreed to work together on a joint plan for the delivery of oil through a pipeline from Syria’s main refinery, according to the Syrian foreign ministry.
The proposed pipeline, which will be able transport more than 6 million barrels of oil per day to Europe via Turkey, has not yet been finalized.
As a result of the sanctions, the United Nations has suspended its oil embargo on Syria.
The UN has also announced a three-day humanitarian pause in Syria, to allow humanitarian aid to reach people in need.
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