LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) - Iran will spare no efforts to maintain its oil production and exports at current levels, oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Wednesday, adding Tehran would overcome pressures resulting from the United States’ withdrawal from a nuclear deal.
“The current situation will pass and Iran will emerge as a winner,” the oil ministry’s news agency SHANA quoted Zanganeh as saying.
“Iran is a peace-seeking nation, and honours its contracts,” Zanganeh added.
His comments were published after French energy group Total said it would pull out of a multibillion-dollar gas project in Iran if it couldn’t secure a waiver from U.S. sanctions. (Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Mark Potter)