Iran can restore oil production to pre-U.S. sanctions level within three days: oil minister

A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran, July 25, 2005. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/File Photo

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran can lift its oil production back to the level it was at before U.S. sanctions were imposed within three days, the semi-official Mehr news agency cited Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh as saying on Tuesday.

“Three days are needed to return production to the levels before the reduction,” Zanganeh said, according to the report.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Jan Harvey

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