Tehran (IP)- Referring to the new US sanctions against people related to the petrochemical industry, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy said: "The new US sanctions will not disrupt our work."

Iran PressIran news: The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced on Thursday that it had listed a network that has allegedly helped Iran evade US sanctions and sell its petrochemical products. 

The Department has named two individuals and nine companies that claim to be part of a network evading sanctions against Iran.

The Treasury Department said in a statement: "Today, the US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned a network of Iranian petrochemical producers, as well as front companies in the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that support Triliance Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (Triliance) and Iran's Petrochemical Commercial Company (PCC), entities instrumental in brokering the sale of Iranian petrochemicals abroad. This network helps effect international transactions and evade sanctions, supporting the sale of Iranian petrochemical products to customers in the PRC and the rest of East Asia."

Mehdi Safari, Deputy Minister of Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, said in a telephone conversation with IRIB: "Iran's petrochemical industries and products have been sanctioned before, but the sale of the products has been done in different ways and will continue." Every day, the United States puts people on its sanctions list under various pretexts. 

Still, it will not hinder the process of selling petrochemical products, and the sale of these products will go on," Safari added. 

"They want to say that they are in control of us and monitor Iran's activities, but the Islamic Republic has for years used its methods for self-sufficiency, sales, exports, and imports," said Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy.


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