Iran on Thursday dismissed any chance of cutting a deal with OPEC and non-OPEC members, saying it would not curb a rise in its output once Western sanctions on the country are lifted next year.
The comments from Iranian oil minister Bijan Zangeneh come as OPEC is meeting on Friday in Vienna amid predictions of another year of painfully low prices because of a worsening global glut.
"We do not accept any discussion about increases of Iran production after the lifting of sanctions. It is our right and anyone cannot limit us to do it. We will not accept anything in this regard," Zangeneh told reporters.