The record was gained amid US President Donald
Trump's threats to pull out of the deal that was struck between Tehran and the
P5+1 group of countries to curb parts of Iran's nuclear activities in exchange
for eased sanctions on the OPEC member's vital economic sectors.
The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) exported
an average of 2.877 million barrels per day of crude oil and gas condensate during
the month to Asian and European markets which was an unprecedented figure since
implementation of the JCPOA.
Iran's traditional oil customers, China, India,
South Korea and Japan, bought over 60% of its petroleum cargoes during the
China and India alone imported roughly 1.4 mbd
from Iran during the month.