Former US psychological warfare officer Scott Bennett says Iran should respond to the UK's seizure of an oil tanker carrying Iranian oil but should avoid a conflict.
"I think this is a trap of course by the neocons, the Zionist warmonger elements, that are desperate to provoke a war between Iran and the West, especially the United States, and now it needs to be confronted and it needs to be legally and diplomatically confronted and it will not be tolerated but it will not be reacted to with a military provocation; that is exactly what the warmongers, the Zionists elements, the neocons and Washington DC want," he said, Presstv Reported.
Head of National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company (NIORDC) said Iran’s crude oil and gas condensate refining capacity has increased by 38.8 percent since 2017.
Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said the recent incidents concerning oil vessels had not impacted Iran’s oil exports yet.
The Iranian oil tanker ‘Happiness 1’ that was held at Jeddah port in Saudi Arabia for over two months has been released.
South Korea’s crude oil imports have fallen 12.6 percent in June to 11.49 million tons, an indication that the country is having problems replacing its oil imports from Iran.
An official with the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) said the company was planning to sign ten production maintenance and enhancement contracts with domestic firms within the next two months.
Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that UK has not yet brought out any offer to exchange Nazanin Zaghari for Iranian oil tanker.