The sanctions imposed by the West to the Iranian banking system over its nuclear program prevents countries like Spain and Greece to pay the Iranian oil shipments, which has moved to Tehran to seek other buyers.
This was stated today in Zagreb Ramin Mehmanparast, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, when asked by Reuters whether Tehran has halted oil supplies to Spain, in response to the European Union decision to cut from summer oil imports.
“If they can not make the necessary financial transactions, then we sell our oil to another who can do it,” said Mehmanparast.
The spokesman recalled that following the approval of the oil embargo by Brussels, Iran decided to cut the supply of “black gold” to France and the United Kingdom.
He also said that this policy of sanctions on Iran will not knees and said: “Every time we impose sanctions, the oil price rises and we sell some and have the same profit.”
Mehmanparast reiterated that sanctions are “illegal, unjust and unfounded.”
The spokesman also referred to the outcome of the meeting that his country held the last Saturday in Istanbul with the great powers to open dialogue on the controversial Iranian nuclear program.
Mehmanparast stressed the importance of the negotiations have begun in a very positive atmosphere and expressed his optimism that the Iranian arguments are to be taken into account.
“We consider it very important that both parties are willing to continue negotiations and have expressed willingness to cooperate, not only with respect to nuclear talks,” he said.
In his opinion, the most important achievement of the Istanbul meeting is that the parties agreed to the NPT – Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (1968) – is the basis for future negotiations.
In Saturday’s meeting in Istanbul agreed to hold another negotiating session on May 23 in Baghdad to seek agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, the United States and the European Union suspect hidden military intentions, while Tehran says it only targets peaceful.
Asked if his country is willing to stop enriching uranium to a level of purity, one of the cornerstones of the dispute, Mehmanparast said that there are still waiting to see how negotiations develop.
Regarding the Israeli threats to attack Iran, Mehmanparast first assessed that it is a “psychological warfare”.
“We consider the possibility of war is very, very small. The Zionist regime has never been as weak as today and we have never been so strong,” he said.
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