Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country planned to sell significantly more than 2.3 million barrels of oil per day in 2021, Angi reports.
A day earlier, Iranian government spokesman, Ali Rabia said that the authorities in the country's budget for next year (from March 21, 2021) provided for the sale of 2.3 million barrels of oil per day. Such figures were before imposing sanctions by the United States that blocked Iran's oil supplies to other countries.
“I told the oil minister to prepare for big numbers, next year we will sell significantly more than 2.3 million barrels of oil,” Rouhani said at a government meeting.
Previously, Iranian authorities have repeatedly said that Washington has failed to stop Iranian oil exports, despite efforts to bring them to zero by imposing sanctions following the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018.
Iran this year sold an average of 600 to 700 thousand barrels of oil per day.