Deputy Minister: Iran’s explored mines value hit $700bln

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Industries, Mines and Trade Minister Mehdi Karbasian said the value of the country’s explored mines now stands at $700bln, adding that more steps should be taken to increase the amount.

“The explored mines value surplus $700bln. The figure shows that more works can be done on the country’s mines,” Karbasian, who is also Director of the Iranian Mines, Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), said.

Iran is among the 15 major world mineral-rich countries and exports its industrial and mineral products to 159 countries, including Iraq, China, the United Arab Emirates, India and Afghanistan, the Iranian students news agency reported.

By Fars News Agency


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