Iran MP responds to Saudi comments on oil sanctions

Iran Materials 23 January 2012 19:02 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 23 /Trend M. Moezzi/

Iranian MP Javad Jahangirzadeh have responded to comments by Saudi Arabia that it only had to "open the faucet" to replace Iran's oil supplies, the Mehr news agency reported.

Calling Saudi Arabia's claim "baseless," MP Javad Jahangirzadeh said Saudi oil isn't comparable to Iran's.

"The Saudi oil minister's comments that his country could fill the demand for Iran's oil within two days doesn't correlate with the real situation," he added.

In the event of a boycott, if Saudi Arabia moves to replace any of Iran's oil there will be consequences for the two countries' relations.

It shouldn't be forgotten that boycotting Iran's oil will have a negative impact on the countries who impose the sanctions said Jahanbaksh Amini, another member of Majlis.

"Now isn't a good time for Iran to react to comments by Saudi Arabia's oil minister because some countries, like the U.S., are waiting to exploit Iran's response for their own benefit," Amini said.