U.S. plans for wiping Iranian oil is an illusion: VP

July 17, 2018 - 21:4

TEHRAN - Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Monday that The U.S.’s attempts for halting Iranian oil exports to the world markets is an illusion, Shana news agency reported.

“The world needs Iranian oil and we are also able to take necessary steps for selling our oil.” Jahangiri said.

Speaking in a meeting between Iranian businessmen and foreign trade representatives in Tehran, the official noted that the U.S. strategy is to start a trade war with Iran just like they have started it with other nations like China and Russia.

Jahangiri further mentioned the government’s plans and programs for withstanding the sanctions, saying, “Hopefully we will lead our economy [out of this situation] with the help and support of our neighboring countries and the countries that we have good relations with.”

Iran’s first vice president also announced on July 10 that the country plans to sell as much oil as it can in face of U.S. sanctions.

“Required measures have been taken by Iranian foreign policy officials and those from the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) to ease related banking transactions”, Fars news agency quoted him as saying.

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