Iran official: U.S. fuel sanctions won't harm us
Meanwhile Wednesday, a senior Iranian oil official said that a move by U.S. lawmakers to target the Islamic Republic with fuel sanctions would not cause any problems because Tehran had many suppliers.
On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to impose sanctions on foreign companies that help to supply fuel to Iran, a measure lawmakers hope will deter the country from pursuing its nuclear program.
Iran has successfully test-fired a long-range, improved Sejil 2 missile, Iranian state television reported on Wednesday, an announcement likely to add to tension with the West.
The Sejil-2 missile is Iran's most advanced two-stage surface-to-surface missile and is powered entirely by solid-fuel while the older Shahab-3 uses a combination of solid and liquid fuel in its most advanced form, which is also known as the Qadr-F1.