Tehran, Iran, Jan. 25
By Mehdi Sepahvand – Trend:
Iran’s Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia has said US President Donald Trump brings potential for engagement and partnership.
“There is a great potential for President Trump as a non-conventional politician to review and revise the situation and see that there is great benefit both for the US, for American people, for creating jobs there, revitalizing the oil and gas business there. There’s great potential for engagement and partnership in Iran for American companies,” Zamaninia told CNN January 25.
“As an oil and gas official, I hope we can de-couple politics from economic cooperation. We would very much like to see the primary sanctions lifted,” the deputy oil minister said.
He said despite concerns about US-Iran relations during the presidency of Trump, he does not foresee a conflict.
“We see a lot of indication that there is a departure in the current administration from the campaign slogans and we don’t see a conflict coming up.”