• Mon / 8 July 2019 / 10:14
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Zanganeh hopeful of improvement in Iran’s oil exports

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Tehran (ISNA) – Iran’s Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh says he is very hopeful of an improvement in the country’s crude exports.

“I am very hopeful that our oil exports will improve. The price of oil was not Iran’s main concern, what matters now for Iran is the amount of oil that we can export,” Zanganeh said.

In a reaction to recent remarks made by Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al Falih, Zanganeh stressed, “Not only Iran isn’t a threat to energy security, but also the country has been the largest guarantee of energy stability and security in the region. Once again we emphasize that oil shouldn’t be politicized”.

Zanganeh blamed the United States for destabilizing the oil market, saying that Washington was “using the oil as a weapon” to pressure Iran.

“Destabilizing the market is in America’s interest ... cooperation between the members of (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) OPEC and non-OPEC oil producer states will stabilize the market,” he said.

About the stance of Iran’s Oil Ministry on Britain's detention of an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar, Zanganeh said, “Iran’s Foreign Ministry is pursuing the issue and we hope the follow ups lead to a good result”.

Separately, Zanganeh said Iran eyed 300,000 bpd oil production from its West Karoun oilfields in the southwest of the country.

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