The United States and European countries have aggravated economic sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program. They had also threatened to boycott buying and selling Iranian oil. If this happen Iran will definitely face with major problems locally and internationally but Chairman of the Majlis Energy Committee Masoud Mir-Kazemi said his country’s economy can survive even without oil sales.
“Because of the recent changes in currency prices, government can provide the basic necessities of the nation even without exporting oil. According to ‘resistance of economy’ term which defined by Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) Iranian government must become independent from the oil revenues.” said Masoud Mir-Kazemi, the member of Majlis.
“European countries will face with several problems if Iran decides to not export gas. Countries must not use oil and gas as political tools but European Union and United States are abusing this industry. Severe problems will be happen for European people if Iranian government stops selling gas to these countries.” Masoud Mir-Kazemi added. He used to serve as the Minister of Petroleum from 2009 to 2011, replacing Gholamhossein Nozari after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected. On 14 October 2010, Mir Kazemi was elected as Conference President for 2011 OPEC.
India and China are currently the major buyers of Iranian oil.