The Land Defends Itself: Iran Discovers Oil Field Containing 53bn Barrels of Crude
By Staff, Agencies
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani disclosed that his country has discovered a new oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude in southwestern Khuzestan Province.
Rouhani told a large crowd of people in the central city of Yazd on Sunday that the discovery was made despite US hostilities which have mainly targeted Iran’s oil sector.
"It is a large oil field that extends from Bostan to the vicinity of Omidiyeh spanning an area of 2,400 square kilometers with a depth of 80 meters," he said.
Rouhani further added that “today we are announcing to the US that we are a rich country and despite your enmity and tyrannical sanctions, the Iranian oil industry's workers and engineers have succeeded to discover this vast oil field.”
In parallel, the Iranian President highlighted that “the first thing I would like to emphasize here is that we have withstood the pressure exerted by foreigners over the past year, during which our people had to go through difficult times.”
On Sunday, Rouhani called on Iranians not to let "America's wishes rise from the larynx of a few people, even though they are very limited in number."
He said the Iranian people's "resilience and unity and their ceaseless efforts have brought us to the point where the United States, in my opinion, has become disappointed."