June 20, 2019 / 2:09 PM / 8 months ago

U.S. efforts to cut off Iran oil revenue working: White House adviser

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro listens to a news conference about a presidential executive order relating to military veterans outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S. March 4, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Thursday that United States efforts to cut off Iran’s oil export revenues through sanctions are succeeding.

“What we’re trying to do here, which is succeeding, is to cut off their export revenues. They sell oil, they sell petrochemiclas, they sell iron and steel,” Navarro said in an interview with Fox News. “It’s certainly working - it’s working beautifully.”

Reporting by David Alexander and Susan Heavey; Writing by Doina Chiacu

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