Official: Oil shipments to Europe continue
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 16/ Trend M. Moezzi
Although stormy seas hampered the ships to dock at Kharg Island oil terminal, Iran's crude oil exports haven't been interrupted, Mehr news agency quoted Seyyed Pirouz Mousavi, the Iranian Oil Terminals Company's (NIOTC) managing director as saying.
While there have been reports that Iran has stopped exporting oil to six European countries, the NIOTC said that the shipments to other countries have continued on their normal schedule.
At a meeting yesterday, deputy foreign minister Hossein Tajik met with ambassadors from the Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Greece to discuss the EU latest sanctions against Iran.
Iran has threatened to stop exporting oil to European countries in response to the sanctions they have imposed against Iran. In late January, the EU's foreign ministers agreed to stop buying oil from Iran after current contracts run out by July 1. The West's measures are part of an effort to make Iran answer the questions about its nuclear program.
The EU plans to meet today to finalize its decision on not buying oil from Iran, Mehr said.