Iran should use all means to sell oil - former advisor to Iran's FM
TEHRAN, Iran, Dec.29
Iran should use everything at its disposal to preserve the negotiations with the European Union regarding oil trade, former advisor to Iran's FM, Abbas Maleki told Trend.
"Politics aside, economically, Iran should find ways to keep its oil sale going," he said.
"Contracts with Russia to deliver 100,000 barrels of oil per day, mineral activities with other countries would be helpful," Maleki said.
Maleki also said that countries neighboring with Iran are important in terms of trade.
"I feel that certain things in the parliament of Iran should be shaken up, and maybe this would help to boost our cooperation with neighbors," Maleki said.
Following the United States withdrawal from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal and re-impose of US sanctions against oil sale, Iran's trade with other countries have been deeply effected.
Since May, Iran has taken a series of measures, including stepping up uranium enrichment, in breach of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the Islamic Republic insists that under the agreement it has the right to take these measures in retaliation for the US’s withdrawal from the deal in 2018 and re-impose of crippling sanctions.