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Iran stores supplies of staple goods sufficient for 1.5 years: Official

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Iran has stored supplies of staple goods, which are sufficient for domestic consumption for a period of one and a half years, Iran's State Commerce Organization's Managing Director Abbas Qobadi said on Thursday.

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Four staples goods have been stored in good enough amounts and five others are being stored, IRNA cited him as saying.

He referred to red and wheat meats and edible oil as among the staples goods.

Iran banned the export of around 50 basic goods, its media said on October 30, as the country takes steps to preserve supplies of essential items in the face of tightening Western sanctions.

Iranian traders will no longer be able to export goods including wheat, flour, sugar, and red meat, as well as aluminum and steel ingots, according to Deputy Industry Minister Javad Taqavi.

The Mehr news agency said the ban includes the re-exportation of some goods imported with government-subsidized dollars.

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