In the first 11 months of the current Iranian year (March 21 –
February 19), Iran has sold some 83 million barrels more oil than
that sold in last year’s corresponding period, Oil Minister Javad
Owji said on Sunday, Trend reports citing IRNA.
Owji pointed out that the figure is also roughly 190 million
barrels more than that of the 11-month period in two years ago
(March 2000 – February 2001).
He noted that Iran has received all the money for its oil sales
in the period under review despite all the monetary sanctions
imposed on the country.
At the beginning of the new Iranian government in 2020, the
ministry was concerned about whether it could be able to sell oil
or not, Owji said, adding that “there were days in which we had no
He, however, said that “the energy diplomacy worked” so that now
the country has its most oil sales since 2018 when the US
government under President Donald Trump re-imposed sanctions on