RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's state department Itamaraty continues to negotiate with the head of the U.S. State Department, Anthony Blinken, over a truce that would allow Brazilian companies to buy fertilizer from Iran.
These negotiations are necessary because the U.S. has imposed sanctions on Iran. As a result, Brazilian companies do not feel safe purchasing Iranian fertilizer - doing business with Iran could result in punishment by the U.S. for any company that negotiates a range of products with that Asian nation.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos França said this Wednesday (6) at a public hearing . . .