(Reuters) – Iran can export as much oil as it needs, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, according to his official website.
“America’s efforts in sanctioning the sale of Iranian oil won’t get anywhere,” Khamenei said. “We can export as much of our oil as we need and want.”
Oil prices hit their highest level since November on Tuesday after Washington announced all waivers on imports of sanctions-hit Iranian oil would end next week, pressuring importers to stop buying from Tehran and further tightening global supply.
(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh in Geneva; editing by Jason Neely)