Despite sanctions, Iran says agricultural exports booming

Story Summary

Iran’s agricultural exports grew last year, with pistachio and saffron sales almost doubling, despite Western sanctions on trade with the country, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted Iran’s deputy agriculture minister as saying on Saturday.

Between March 21 and Dec. 20, Iran’s pistachio exports doubled to $587 million, making the nuts Iran’s biggest agricultural export by value.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Jan-06/201078-despite-sanctions-iran-says-agricultural-exports-booming.ashx#ixzz2HBSTSM2A
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

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