Bijan Namdar Zanganeh speaking in a meeting with the private sector owners in the Tehran Chamber of Commerce said "Today things are different. We must define ourselves in the new situations, how to work with the world. It will take so long to mend the lacerated relations. Therefore we must make utmost use of the energy diplomacy to break the sanctions. The Oil Minister is as a second Foreign Minister and can play a role there,” Fars reports.
Zanganeh added "My plans consist of two parts, one long-term and one short. As for the long-term part the problem of the sanctions must be raised. If it is not raised, long-term plans will be mere fantasy. So we must improve the situations first thing first.”
"We can provide food for all petrochemical plants, but I cannot provide the money, so the private sector also must not resort to unconventional ways. It must move on paths that the world has tried. I believe that sanctions will be gradually lifted,” the designate Oil Minister said.
The Proposed Minister exclaimed "What is important to me is quality not price. I will not compromise quality, I will be harsh. The private sector that is active in oil industry must not expect me to abandon standards.”
"Russia produces all sorts of oil and gas equipments but it has no export because they do not observe the standards,” he further pointed out.