Tehran’s oil minister made the comments in reaction to the decision made by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in agreement with Russia and other oil-producing allies in June to raise output from July onward, with Saudi Arabia pledging a “measurable” supply boost, Reuters reports.
“Some members are interpreting the latest OPEC decision on oil output differently … and are acting in accordance with the policies of the US,” Iran’s Khaneye Mellat news agency quoted Zanganeh saying.
Zanganeh’s statement came after Washington re-imposed sanctions against Iran this August. US President Donald Trump pulled the country out of the 2015 nuclear deal, in which Tehran scrappedits nuclear program in exchange for the US lifting the most of its sanctions. Washington also urged its allies to cut imports of Iranian oil to zero.