Iran will continue oil exports despite US pressure, president says


Posted at Apr 30 2019 03:54 PM

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference with Iraqi President Barham Salih (not pictured) in Baghdad, Iraq, March 11, 2019. Thaier al-Sudani/File Photo/Reuters

GENEVA, Switzerland - Iran will continue to export oil despite US pressure, Iran President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on Iranian state TV on Tuesday.

"America's decision that Iran's oil exports must reach zero is a wrong and mistaken decision, and we won't let this decision be executed and operational" Rouhani said.

"In future months, the Americans themselves will see that we will continue our oil exports."