Iran nonetheless promoting oil regardless of U.S. sanctions: TV

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri speaks throughout a information convention after a gathering with Iraq’s high Shi’ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf, south of Baghdad, February 18, 2015. Information/Alaa Al-Marjani/File Picture

DUBAI (Information) – Iran continues to be promoting its oil regardless of U.S. sanctions on Tehran’s exports, the nation’s Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri was quoted on Monday as saying by state TV, including that Washington’s “most stress” on Tehran had failed.

“Regardless of America’s stress … and its imposed sanctions on our oil exports, we nonetheless proceed to promote our oil through the use of different means … when even pleasant international locations have stopped buying our crude fearing America’s penalties,” Jahangiri stated.

Relations between the 2 foes reached disaster level final yr after U.S. President Donald Trump deserted a 2015 pact between Iran and world powers beneath which Tehran accepted curbs to its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions.

Washington has reimposed sanctions aimed toward halting all Iranian oil exports, saying it seeks to power Iran to barter to succeed in a wider deal. Tehran has rejected talks until Washington returns to the nuclear deal and lifts all sanctions.

“They’ve didn’t deliver our oil exports to zero as deliberate,” Jahangiri stated.

(This story fixes typo in first paragraph)

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Enhancing by Alison Williams, Kirsten Donovan