September 19, 2019 / 10:53 AM / a month ago

Iran oil minister Zangeneh says U.S. using oil as a 'weapon': Shana

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh talks to journalists during a meeting of OPEC oil ministers in Vienna, Austria, December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh on Thursday accused the United States of using oil as a “weapon” and said that balance in the oil market would be restored “soon”.

“The United States is now using oil as a weapon; oil is not a weapon,” Zangeneh was quoted as saying by the Iranian oil ministry’s SHANA news agency.

He also said OPEC members must “get along with each other” under the current circumstances.

Reporting by Rania El Gamal; writing by Tuqa Khalid; ; editing by Jason Neely

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