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Iran sees oil output rising to 4 million bpd by year end

Reuters  |  ISTANBUL 

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iran's output will rise to around 4 million barrels per day by the end of the year, an Iranian official said on Wednesday as the OPEC member tries to ramp up production after years of international sanctions.

"By the end of 2017 we hope to reach about 4 million barrels per a day," Amir Hossein Zamaninia, Iran's deputy minister for trade and international affairs, told reporters in Istanbul.

has been producing around 3.8 million barrels per day in recent months.

(Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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