Home / Sustainability / Energy / Iran curbing oil dependence to combat sanctions

Iran curbing oil dependence to combat sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented a draft state budget of about $39 billion to parliament on Sunday, saying it was designed to resist U.S. sanctions by limiting dependence on oil exports, which Washington has targeted.

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran last year and reimposed sanctions on Iran, focusing on its vital oil industry.

“This is a budget to resist sanctions … with the least possible dependence on oil,” Rouhani told parliament, according to state television.

He gave the value of the draft budget at about 4,845 trillion rials ($38.8 billion at the free market rate) for the next Iranian year which starts on March 20, 2020.

Source: Reuters

Total Page Visits: 58 - Today Page Visits: 1

Check Also

Beirut blast has experts mystified as scores hurt

A large explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, injuring many people as glass shattered and balconies …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *