Trump, not Iran, blocking US companies: Iran's Petroleum Minister

Tehran, Oct 17, IRNA – Iran's Minister of Petroleum said on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump is unhappy with the fact that Europeans work with Iran and earn money.

On the possibility of American companies to work in Iran, Zanganeh said, 'Iran didn’t block the Americans' way into Iran, Trump did.'

Speaking to reporters, after meeting with South Korea Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Kim Hyun-mi, Bijan Zangeneh asked, 'Why is Trump unhappy with Europeans' making money in Iran? Why doesn't he let US companies enter Iran?'

Zangeneh added, 'If Americans will, we are ready to negotiate about expanding oil and gas resources; and Trump doesn’t need to express so mush discontent.'

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