Iran may seek new partners in its petrochemical industry--possibly from the Eastern bloc--if Japan is unwilling to go ahead with its half of a joint venture expected to cost three-thousand three-hundred million (U.S.) dollars.
SV INTERIOR Iranian Oil Minister, Ali Akbar Moinfar seated in his office and speaking to newsmen (5 shots)
MOINFAR: "The position of Iranian government is quite clear and we announced this several times. Those country who participate in the United States imperialist sanction, we do not give the oil to them. Definitely. (Indistinct) level of production. The level of production after the revolution of Iran, decrees, for the benefit of all nations, before the revolution that was six million barrel per day. as an average for production. Out of that was about five million and three hundred thousand for the export. But after the revolution we decreed that, and that was about four millions for the daily production. Out of that was seven hundred thousand for domestic use. And recently again we decreed and level of production now is between three millions and three millions and a half, depend to the markets the circumstance and everything. And out of this still is about seven hundred thousand for domestic, but shortly the domestic use should be about one million barrel per day. And in future, the next year, the coming year, the export level of Iranian oil will be between two million barrels per day to two million and a half, depends to the situation."
JOURNALIST: "Could you talk to us about your (indistinct) prediction and your negotiations with USSR?"
MOINFAR: "Of course we have some Committee, a special committee for the negotiation with the USSR. And they're talking about the argument that we have to have between two government, or representative will go to discuss about the matter again, by the invitation of the Soviet Union, within week or ten days, and they're going to Moscow, and the next meeting will be in Teheran. However we are in the process of the negotiation of that".
JOURNALIST: "Can you tell us what will be the situation for all the other press representatives in Teheran?"
MOINFAR: "The other press representative who are working just for the truth and who just are seeking for the fact and truth, they are welcome here, and there is no harm to the activity of them."
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Background: Iran may seek new partners in its petrochemical industry--possibly from the Eastern bloc--if Japan is unwilling to go ahead with its half of a joint venture expected to cost three-thousand three-hundred million (U.S.) dollars. Iran's Oil Minister, Ali Akbar Moinfar, says his country has always looked forward to having Japan as a partner, but at the same time has been negotiating with other contractors and countries. But in any case, says Mr. Moinfar,Iran is reducing all its oil-related exports.