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Iran: South Pars developments progress despite US pressure
President Hassan Rouhani on 17 March inaugurated two new refineries to process the output from the South Pars gas field’s phases 13 and 22-24. This takes the total number of phases launched in the past few years to 15.In a pointed remark aimed at domestic critics of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal, Rouhani said: “Without the JCPOA, opening 15 phases of South Pars in such a short time would have been impossible”.
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