• search

Iran leaves open oil weapon option in atomic row

Written by: Staff
|

TEHRAN, Mar 5 (Reuters) Iran reiterated today it had no plans to use its oil exports as a weapon in a dispute over its nuclear programme but said it could still do so ''if conditions changed''.

''We are not interested in using oil as a weapon ... but if the conditions change it could affect our decision,'' Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani told a news conference.

He did not specify what he meant by a change in conditions.

Iran has been reported to the U N Security Council, which can impose sanctions, after failing to convince the international community it is developing nuclear energy for power stations and not for weapons.

Iran is the fourth-biggest oil exporter in the world and the second-biggest in the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.

REUTERS SY KP1836

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X

Loksabha Results

PartyLWT
BJP+208144352
CONG+583088
OTH975102

Arunachal Pradesh

PartyLWT
BJP24024
CONG404
OTH606

Sikkim

PartyLWT
SDF12012
SKM10010
OTH000

Odisha

PartyLWT
BJD1060106
BJP25025
OTH15015

Andhra Pradesh

PartyLWT
YSRCP10740147
TDP23427
OTH101

TRAILING

Priya Dutt - INC
Mumbai North Central
TRAILING
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more