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Iran’s oil minister says Tehran is going to remain a member of the Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) even though some members have joined the United States in using oil as a weapon to put pressure on Iran as one of the founders of the organization.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh says a US bid to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero is a “pious hope,” warning countries using oil as a weapon about repercussions of further volatility in the global market.
Iran’s oil minister says the country’s gas production at the biggest gas field worldwide, South Pars, is now exceeding that of Qatar.
The Iranian oil minister has lashed out at US special representative for Iran Brian Hook over his “meddlesome” meetings with members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in Vienna, asserting that OPEC is an independent body that does not take orders from the US.
Iran’s oil minister has denied reports that Tehran is selling its petroleum through Russia in a bid to bypass the US sanctions.
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says the US cannot stop the oil price rise and tackle the current shortage in the world’s oil market by bullying other oil producers.
Iran’s petroleum minister, in an unannounced visit to Moscow, reached a deal with the Russian energy minister on a 1-million-bpd increase in oil output through joint efforts.