Iran oilmin #Zangeneh: U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook's trio to Vienna to demand OPEC membership is unprofessional, native and meddlesome.
OPEC is an independent organization, not a division of US Department of Energy to receive orders from Washington.
Iran oilmin #Zangeneh underlined oil market’s concerns about the inability of Saudi Arabia and Russia to offset shortages caused by eliminating Iran from the market in the wake of US sanctions on Tehran on November ۴, saying, Rising oil prices heavily impact the global economy.
Iran oilmin #Zangeneh in Vienna: We expect OPEC to condemn politically motivated gestures disturbing oil market.
Iran has no specific proposal for OPEC ۱۷۴th meeting, but will have clear position.
Decision to end OPEC production cut deal requires consensus.
Iran oilmin #Zangeneh: No reason for neighbors to bask in joy. The present conditions pass by and we'll emerge winner.
Iran couldn't be eliminated of energy market. We honor our contracts. We are bent on sustaining oil production and exports.
Iran oilmin #Zangeneh says Tehran favors «reasonable» oil price to «encourage producers to keep supply while it would prevent global markets from plunging into instability.»
He said «under the present circumstances, manufactured tensions have driven up oil prices.»
Iranoilmin #Zangeneh: «In case OPEC does no extend the agreement, Iran will be able to increase its oil exports from the West Karoon Plays immediately.»
«In order to respect fellow OPEC members, Iran has so far honored the accord and has not increased its exports.»
Iran oilmin #Zangeneh: US sanctions waivers do not match demand for Iran’s oil؛ oil consumers poised to see painful months.
Despite ranting by Mr #Trump and regional allies, US government acknowledged impossibility of eliminating Iran from undersupplied Iran’s oil market.
Iran oilmin #Zangeneh: In my view, President Trump's statement is the biggest insult to the governments and nations of the United States' allies in the region. I hope that such threats would not frighten some of my colleagues to follow President Trump's instructions.
Iran oilmin #Zangeneh ahead of Vienna meeting: Oil market is currently faced mainly with political tensions created by the US president on the international scene, having nothing to do with supply-demand balance.
Iran's Oilmin #Zangeneh meets with EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete in Tehran.
«We believe that Iran's oil export level will not change if EU keeps its promise,» said Zangeneh.
Zangeneh says Cañete carried EU message of trying to salvage JCPOA.