Iran ships about 2.5 million barrels of crude oil a day.
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A senior Iranian oil official urged U.S. President Donald Trump not to use the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to push prices lower, and instead drop sanctions on Iran's crude exports.Trump is also trying to choke off Iran's oil exports after quitting a nuclear deal with the country.Trump is pressing Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC members to fill in any supply gap that will arise when U.S. sanctions curtail Iranian crude exports.It's not the first time the Iranian official has responded to Trump's policies.
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