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Iran won’t quit OPEC – Zanganeh

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Oil Minister, Bijan has won’t withdraw its membership of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members.

  made the disclosure in an interview published on Saturday by Reuters. He has no plans to leave and regrets that some members of have turned the organization into a political forum for confronting two founding members of , meaning and Venezuela, Zanganeh told parliament news site ICANA.

He said, “two regional countries toward us in this organisation. We are not their enemy but they toward us…and (they) use oil as a weapon against us in the global market and world.”

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Zanganeh who did not name the two countries was quoted by ICANA as saying the United States had made it increasingly difficult for Iran to sidestep sanctions but it had come up with new ways to circumvent them.

Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – both U.S. allies – have spiked this year after the two said they would increase oil production to make up for Iranian crude cut off from the market by U.S. sanctions.

On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration added Iran’s largest petrochemical holding group to its sanctions list, accusing it of indirectly supporting Tehran’s Revolutionary Guards. Washington said the move aimed to dry up revenues to the elite Iranian military force but analysts called it largely symbolic.

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“We have thought about confronting America’s actions and constantly have found and will find new ways and anyway this is a war where we are standing strong and will not retreat,” Zanganeh said.

The Trump administration is seeking to isolate Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs as well as its support for proxy groups in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.

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