The US failed to stop Iran's oil exports, said in Tehran
Washington has failed to stop the export of Iranian oil, despite the desire to bring it to zero, said Sunday, the first Vice President of Iran eshaq Jahangiri.
"Oil, being the main source of income of Iran was under heavy sanctions. Under previous sanctions, the ceiling of the sales to Iran were identified in one million barrels of oil, then we sell up to 900 thousand barrels of oil. Now they (the Americans – ed.) said that the sale of Iran's oil should be zero, which, fortunately, they failed to do," said Jahangiri, whose words are included in the release on its website.
His words sounded in the background was developed by Iranian authorities of measures aimed at shift away from oil as a primary source of income. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani stressed that the US sanctions would have less effect at smaller according to Tehran from this source, and in mid-February, Rouhani said that Tehran has not ceased to focus on oil.
In addition, Tehran's attempts to make his new ways to export oil, primarily in the pipeline would bypass key - the Strait of Hormuz, the instability which may affect the stability of oil supplies from the region as a whole.
Even in Tehran in 2018 was not ruled out that Iran will close the Strait to other countries in case if the Islamic Republic will not be able to export oil because of U.S. sanctions. Later, the Iranian military said the lack of such plans.
At the same time Iran is building a pipeline from the oil terminal góra in port cask that would allow Iran to transport up to 1 million barrels of oil per day from the territory of the Eastern part of the Gulf straight into the port in the Gulf of Oman, bypassing the Strait of Hormuz. The project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2021.