Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Thursday U.S. sanctions against his country were “fully illegal” and Tehran would not comply with them.
“We believe that we should not comply with the illegal sanctions against Iran,” Zanganeh told a joint news conference in Baghdad with his Iraqi counterpart, Thamer al-Ghadhban.
Zanganeh also said Iran would not discuss the volume or destination of its oil exports while it remained under U.S. sanctions.
“We have discussed today how to improve cooperation with Iraq on different aspects, especially on oil issues,” Zanganeh said.
Ghadhban, who also said the discussions had touched on energy issues, added that Iraq had not yet reached an agreement with Iran to develop joint oilfields.
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