Psaki: the U.S. has not yet made a decision on the possibility of banning Russian oil imports

Psaki: the U.S. has not yet made a decision on the possibility of banning Russian oil imports

The U.S. administration has not yet made any decision on the possibility of banning imports of Russian oil in light of the situation in Ukraine. This was announced by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki at a regular briefing for journalists on Monday.

“At this point, President Joe Biden has not made any decision to ban oil imports from Russia. These discussions are ongoing within the United States, as well as with our colleagues and partners in Europe and around the world,” Paskey said.

Biden discussed the issue earlier Monday with a number of his European counterparts. “I want to note that President Biden’s greatest focus is on ensuring that we continue to take steps to create economic consequences for Russian President Vladimir Putin, while taking the steps necessary to limit the impact of anti-Russian sanctions on gasoline prices,” Psaki said.

The U.S. is discussing oil supply issues with Tehran as part of the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear deal: “Of course, discussing oil is part of that, but the main goal is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.” In addition, Psaki confirmed that the U.S. delegation had previously visited Venezuela to discuss, among other things, energy security, as well as the situation of Americans detained and serving sentences in Venezuela.

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