Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Zangeneh said he believed it was unlikely that American President Donald Trump’s recent assertions on Iran’s nuclear program would impact the oil market.
Reacting to the US president’s recent remarks on Iran’s nuclear deal and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Mr. Zangeneh said:
“I see it unlikely that these remarks will have any determining impact on the price of oil.”
Speaking during a televised interview, the official said Trump’s statements were predictable to some extent, but “given the seriousness and determination we have witnessed in Europeans and Asians, we hope we will be able to continue on our agenda and, God willing, reach results.”
The US president has refused to certify the 2015 international nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany and has warned he might ultimately terminate it, in defiance of other world powers and undermining a landmark victory of multilateral diplomacy, PressTV reported.
Trump said he would choose not to certify that Tehran is complying with the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Trump also said his goal is to ensure Iran would never obtain a nuclear weapon, adding, “We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence, more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout.”