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August 9, 2015 4:05 pm

Iran Claims 60 Percent Rise in US Exports to Country in First Half of 2015

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Iran claims that U.S. exports to Iran rose by 60% in the first half of 2015. PHOTO: Tasnim News.

Iran claims that U.S. exports to the country rose by 60% in the first half of 2015. PHOTO: Tasnim News.

U.S. exports to Iran during the first six months of 2015 rose by 60 percent compared to the corresponding period last year, regime-aligned Iranian news agency Tasnim reported on Friday, citing “U.S. government data.”

According to the report, American trade in goods with Iran from January to June 2015 jumped to $140.5 million from $88 million a year earlier.

Additionally, Tasnim claimed, Iran’s ranking on the list of the U.S.’s top export destinations saw an improvement, rising from 138th to 113th in the first half of 2015.

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However, the United States had not imported any goods from Iran, in both 2015 and 2014.

U.S.-Iranian trade has dramatically decreased over the past decade in the wake of Western sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear program.

However, says Tasnim, “hopes are high that [the] comprehensive nuclear deal, whose texts was finalized on July 14 between Iran and world powers, would improve Iran’s trade with the West, including the U.S.”

 

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  • Vittorio

    I would check what percentage of that increase in trade are purchases of Heinz company products.

  • judorebbe

    What was President Pinocchio saying about “snap-back” sanctions?

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