Rouhani says US plan to cut Iranian oil exports ‘fantasy’

A plan by the US to cut Iran’s oil production to zero is a “fantasy,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. He made the statement in Bern during his European tour to rally support for the 2015 nuclear deal. “These are exaggerated statements that can never be implemented,” Rouhani said after holding talks with Swiss authorities on a range of issues, including the nuclear deal. “Such a scenario would mean the US was imposing its imperialist policy in flagrant violation of international law,” AFP quoted him as saying. “This is really a baseless fantasy,” the president said, condemning an “unjust” scenario where all oil producers are allowed to export crude except Iran.