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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.

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

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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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