July 21, 2019 / 9:29 AM / 4 months ago

Iran says tanker incidents have not impacted its oil exports - SHANA

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh listens to journalists at the beginning of an OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria, July 1, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said on Sunday that the country’s oil exports had not been impacted so far by the recent tanker incidents in the Gulf.

“Oil tankers and export of oil is one of the issues in which we have limitations and the U.S. and its allies have caused restrictions for us and we have to be sensitive,” the Iranian oil ministry’s SHANA news agency quoted him as saying.

Britain has called Iran’s capture of the Stena Impero in the Gulf on Friday a “hostile act” and rejected Tehran’s explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.

Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Writing by Tuqa Khalid; Editing by Dale Hudson

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