In an unprecedented move, Iranian leaders have welcomed American oil companies to Iran, upon the condition that sanctions are lifted. This move suggests that the Islamic Republic is putting its economic interests ahead of its revolutionary ideological interests. In return, the economic profits will definitely help Iran spread its revolutionary ideologies and principles in the region.
Recently, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh stated to Iran’s media: “We welcome the presence of American oil companies in Iran,” adding, “we will definitely prepare the grounds for the presence of American oil companies in Iran.”
Several foreign companies were unable to pay Iran for its deliveries due to the financial and banking sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council as well as due to unilateral American economic sanctions