Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions, says Iran's Oil Minister

Sat 08 Jun 2019 at 17:55 Regional
NNA - GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published on Saturday.


"Iran has no plans to leave OPEC...and regrets that some members of OPEC have turned this organization into a political forum for confronting two founding members of OPEC, meaning Iran and Venezuela," Zanganeh told the Iranian parliament news site ICANA.


"And two regional countries are showing enmity towards us in this organization. We are not their enemy but they are showing enmity towards us...and (they) use oil as a weapon against us in the global market and world."


Zanganeh did not name the two countries. {Reuters}


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