Iran claims to have new oil customers despite sanctions

Despite clear backtracking due to the US sanctions on Iran, Deputy Oil Minister for Trade and International Affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia claimed an improvement in sales.

Iranian oil platform, Iran flag (photo credit: Reuters)
Iranian oil platform, Iran flag
(photo credit: Reuters)
Iran's deputy oil minister for trade and international affairs Amir Hossein Zamaninia claimed that the number of potential oil customers for Iran increased dramatically due to "a competitive market and greed for more profits," despite US pressure, according to a PressTV report.
"China, India, Japan, South Korea and other countries that were granted waivers from America to import Iranian oil are not willing to buy even one barrel more from Iran," said Zamaninia.
However, profits have nevertheless increased "due to a competitive market, greed and pursuit of more profit."
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran plans on breaking any sanctions imposed on it by the US and involved countries.