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Iran: We have plans to make sanctions ineffective | The Times of Israel.

Oil minister Rostam Qasemi says his office is at the forefront of an economic war with the West

Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi (photo credit: AP/Vahid Salemi)
Iranian Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi (photo credit: AP/Vahid Salemi)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Oil Minister says his office has drawn up plans to make newly tightened sanctions against the Islamic Republic ineffective.

Rostam Qasemi says his ministry is at the forefront of an economic battle with the West. His remarks carried by ministry website shana.ir on Saturday did not elaborate on the plans.

Qasemi’s comments come two weeks after an EU oil embargo went into effect against Iran for its refusal to halt its uranium enrichment program.

The West says the enrichment is aimed at developing weapons technology. Iran denies those allegations.

Iranian officials have earlier said they…

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