The United States is considering clamping down on Iran’s rising oil exports to China as a tool to either force Tehran to conclude a nuclear deal or punish it if it does not, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, quoting U.S. officials and sources with knowledge of the plans. The nuclear talks in Vienna, aimed at bringing the United States and Iran back to the so-called nuclear deal, have been going on for months now. Talks are currently adjourned, until Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi takes over. This is expected to occur at some point in early August. Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Seyed Abbas Araghchi, tweeted on Saturday that the Vienna talks “must thus obviously await our new administration,” that is the inauguration of President-elect Raisi, who is seen as a hardliner. “As I’ve made very clear, the United States is prepared to resume indirect talks with Iran, […]