Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today in Tehran that Western sanctions on country’s oil sector are “ridiculous.”
"It's very funny. They (the West) use oil as a political weapon against a country that is an oil producer itself," Ahmadinejad said. "This is among the most ridiculous behaviors."
"The ones that need oil use what they need as a tool to pressure (others)," Ahmadinejad said. "It takes a lot of insolence to be like that,” he added. He also said sanctions were "political warfare.” (IRNA, 31 July)
Ahmadinejad said Iran needed to concentrate on producing and selling oil products, instead of selling crude oil.