The Director of International and Trade Affairs of Iran’s Oil Ministry said that news about Iran selling North Korea oil last year are not true.
"Last year in the sidelines of the oil exhibition North Korea started talks with Iran over crude oil import. Does Iran now export oil to that country?” asked Tasnim news reporter when Ali Majedi answered "I strongly deny oil export to North Korea.”
Tasnim reports that last year the then Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi had stated that Iran and North Korea were engaged in oil deals.
It goes that in the negotiations it was agreed that Iran would sell a daily average of 110 to 130 thousand barrels crude oil plus four million liters of oil products to North Korea. It was also asserted that Iran would be helping North Korea with refinement projects.
Around last September China stopped an Iranian oil cargo that headed to North Korea.