Tehran: exporting oil to Lebanon is being seriously considered
Iranian Government Spokesperson Ali Rabiei said that Lebanon is a potential new market, considering that everyone is very well-aware of his country's potentials in terms of energy supplies.
The Iranian government said today, Tuesday, that it will seriously consider exporting oil to Lebanon if requested.
Iranian Government Spokesperson Ali Rabii said in a press briefing: "Exporting products and finding new markets have always been a matter of interest to us." He continued to say: "Lebanon can constitute a new market for us. Therefore, if demand is ever made to export oil to Lebanon, we will study it seriously."
Rabii also confirmed that "everyone is very well-aware of his country's potentials in terms of energy supplies", as per Fars News Agency.
He added that "the relations between Iran and Lebanon, as brotherly and friendly countries, is a natural and normative one that is founded on the best interest of both countries and on consecrating all relations that are based on mutual interests." He also pointed that "we have always had growing trade relations with Lebanon, and we are still determined to enhance these relations from all aspects that contribute to the peace, security, and prosperity between the two countries."
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh had said yesterday, Monday, that Tehran will study exporting oil to Lebanon if the latter so demands.
He considered that his country will stand by Lebanon, both the government and the people and that it will not stand in the way of any help needed. "They are very well-aware of the potentials of Iran in terms of energy supplies, and we will study the matter seriously when requested."