Prepared to work with nations that are reducing oil imports from Iran

Spare capacity, especially from OPEC countries, is an important measure by analysts to determine major oil exporters' ability to respond to rising demand.

Hook said that the first part of U.S. sanctions against Iran will snap back on August 6.

President Trump also touted the promise in a tweet Saturday.

Brent oil rose on Wednesday, driven higher by a threat from an Iranian commander and a drop in US crude inventories for the second week in a row.

The Trump administration is standing by its plan to reduce Iran's oil revenue to zero in a bid to isolate the country and force its leaders to change their behavior, a senior State Department official said Monday.

If Mr Trump's tweets are taken as policy, it means the U.S. is assuming a 2 million barrel-a-day increase is readily available from the Saudis, a relationship that has already been leveraged "to the maximum extent".

"We are confident that there is sufficient global spare oil production capacity", he added.

Iran, however, says that they intend to try to circumvent the U.S. ban with new rules to make it easier to export oil.

"Banking sanctions will also snap back on November 4, and we will be aggressively enforcing these provisions to lock up Iran's assets overseas and deny the Iranian regime access to its hard currency".

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This most recent Twitter post also made it look like United States policy is reliant on Saudi Arabia's spare capacity to fill global supply gaps, the analysts wrote.

WITH Saudi Arabia expressing its ability to raise oil production by two million barrels in obedience to pressures from US President Donald Trump, there are fears that Federal Government's 2018 budget just recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari may be in trouble.

Still, Iran vowed on Sunday to defeat USA efforts to block its oil exports and warned rival producer Saudi Arabia it would never take Tehran's "place" on the worldwide oil market.

"Oil is already being offered on the bourse, about 60,000 barrels per day, but that has been only for exports of oil products", Jahangiri said.

And he confirmed that U.S. secondary sanctions on firms dealing with Iran would "snap back" on August 6 for trade in cars and metals and on November 4 for oil and banking transactions.

This was due to outages around the world from Libya to Canada and Venezuela are keeping priced elevated.

Venezuelan production fell to 1.36 million bpd by June, compared to just under 2.5 million bpd at the start of previous year, amid a structural underinvestment in the country.

The president also had tough words for other United States allies. That's what we're doing.

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