Addressing a gathering of Basiji forces in the petroleum
industry of the country on Tuesday, Mr. Zangeneh said that by realization of
the third leap in the petrochemical industry, the country’s revenues from the
sector would reach 37 billion dollars per year.
He also said that petrochemical production capacity of the country
would also cross 130 million tons per annum from currently 66 mt/y by 2025.
The official also stated that by 2021, the second leap of the
industry would be realized by which production capacity of the industry would
reach 100 million tons per year.
He went on to add that the US had intended to bring Iran’s
oil exports to zero by imposing sanctions on Tehran, stating that this goal had
never been realized and, by the help of God and the will of the oil industry
staff of the country, it would never come true in the future.
Zangeneh further said that resistance was the only way to tackle
US sanctions and the ensuing economic pressure caused by the sanctions.
He said that the current economic conditions were much
tougher than the time Iran was at war with neighboring Iraq back in the 80s as at
that time Iran could sell its oil to wherever it deemed necessary but now it
could not do so easily.
Elsewhere in the address, Mr. Zangeneh stated that supporting
domestic manufacturers and industrialists was one the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum’s