A picture taken on March 12, 2017, shows an Iranian labourer walking the platform of the oil facility in the Khark Island, on the shore of the Gulf, on March 12, 2017. / AFP / ATTA KENARE
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Iran will persist with exporting its oil to global customers, unfettered by Donald Trump's intensifying offensive against the country, according to the Middle East nation's state-run oil producer.President Trump said at the U.N. General Assembly last week that a deal between nations easing sanctions on Iran and curbing its nuclear program was "an embarrassment to the United States" and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson laid out the U.S. case to European allies about flaws in the accord. Iran was the second-biggest producer in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries before its disputed nuclear program prompted the European Union to ban purchases of its crude in July 2012 .Iran also plans to introduce its new heavy crude grade from the West Karoun oil field as soon as six months from now, Khoshrou said, adding that it's now blended with other varieties.
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