TEHRAN Iran (Xinhua) --
Iran’s Petroleum Minister said Saturday that Iran is ready
to purchase shares of the refineries in South Africa, official IRNA news agency
Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, made the remarks on the sidelines of a meeting with the
visiting South African Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.
plan is aimed at guaranteeing long-term oil exports to the country, he was
quoted as saying.
oil companies should not be involved in the deals, he said, adding that private
sector, with the help of Iran’s National Development Fund, could participate in
the purchase of the refinery shares.