Zarif: U.S. not to be able to prevent Iran from exporting oil

Zarif: U.S. not to be able to prevent Iran from exporting oil

The United States will not be able to prevent Iran from exporting oil, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

"If the Americans want to keep this simplistic and impossible idea in their minds they should also know its consequences. They cant think that Iran wont export oil and others will export," Reuters cited the minister as saying.

Zarif did not specify what consequences the U.S. could face.

U.S. officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero as a means of pressuring Tehran to halt its nuclear and missile programmes and involvement in regional conflicts in Syria and Iraq. 

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