Japan to import 350k bpd of oil from Iran


Iran says Japan has welcomed a proposal to increase imports of Iranian oil to as high as 350,000 barrels per day (bpd).

Amir-Hossein Zamaniniya, Iran’s deputy petroleum minister for international and commercial affairs, has been quoted by the media as saying that the proposal was raised during meetings with a high-ranking Japanese trade delegation to Tehran.

“Japan is a very conservative country and its companies immediately left immediately after the implementation of sanctions against Iran,” Zamaniniya said.

“Still, we are not after taking revenge on countries that left Iran during the period of sanctions. Rather, we are trying to move ahead … based on our national interests.”

The Japanese delegation that arrived in Tehran on this past Monday comprised representatives of 21 major companies. (by PressTV.IR)