Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, June 21, 2019 - Addressing a group of Iranian regime officials at the Industrial Administration Organization, Bijan Zangeneh, the minister of oil in Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet, complained about the difficult situation that has cornered the mullahs.
“The current situation is more difficult than the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s. We could sell our oil at that time, but today we are unable to even sell one barrel of oil under our own name. And it doesn’t end here. In regards to transferring funds, the situation is the same and we are looking at similar difficulties,” Zangeneh said.
“Today, not only are we facing extreme difficulties regarding the selling of our own oil, we cannot even receive any money from whatever oil we might be able to export. Whereas during the Iran-Iraq war, we didn’t have any problem in exporting our oil or importing goods, even including oil derivatives,” he added.