Speaking to NIPNA, Taghi Kabiri, a member of the parliament’s economic
committee, voiced the body’s support for the petrochemical industry, adding the
experience of sanctions in recent years indicates that if “we cannot work out a
replacement for the flow of oil money, our vulnerability towards the sanctions
would increase and the petrochemical industry is a favorable resource for
generation of revenue for the country.”
The MP added that the Rouhani Administration seemed to be seriously considering
replacement of petrochemicals by oil revenues.
“The only way to save the country’s economy is to allow the private
sector to operate in various grounds and the petrochemical industry is one of
such grounds. The administration and the parliament must support the sector in
order to wean the country off export of raw materials,” he added.