US, S. Arabia seeking oil war with Iran

IRNA – Efforts made by the US and Saudi Arabia to catch the Iranian sales markets is an oil war, said Iran’s deputy petroleum minister for international and commerce affairs on Monday.

Amir-Hossein Zamaninia, made the remarks on the sidelines of the 23rd International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition in Tehran.

Saudi officials have always been seeking to catch Iran’s sales markets thorough offering discounts and different other plans, Zamaninia said.

Saudi Arabia has begun an unhealthy competition, but the statistics of Iran’s oil exports over the past few months indicate that the Saudis have gained no success in this regard, the official added.

The 23rd International Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition opened in Tehran on Sunday with participation of 1,053 domestic companies and 600 foreign ones from 37 countries.