S&P Global Platts today cited a Japanese government official as saying it was not giving up the fight for a sanction waiver on the grounds that it would cause grave energy security concerns. The fight to obtain that elusive waiver from the United States that would allow Japan to continue importing oil from Iran has included multiple meetings with the US government. “During the second round of talks, Japan clearly explained its position to continue [Iranian oil] imports to the US in an effort to gain their understanding,” Ryo Minami, director-general of oil, gas and mineral resources at Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said in an interview with Platts on Thursday. Minami added that Japan would hold even more talks with the US government in hopes of finally securing a waiver. The Nikkei Asian Review , however, reported today that Japanese oil companies would indeed stop importing […]