In a Fars News interview, Mustafa Tehrani Safa discussed the impact of Western sanctions on trading of petrochemical products and on methods used to cope with the sanctions. He emphasized that in the petrochemical sector, there is no such thing as frozen money but there are customers who owe us money. Before the sanctions, 13% of the petrochemical products were exported to Europe but today, we have a very good foothold in the east, and over 50% of our export market is there. Over the past eight months, export of petrochemical products totaled 2.3 tons valued at $2.2 billion, a relative decrease in comparison with the same period last year. Safa added that over the past several days, several Persian Gulf states have established multiple ties with us. The brothers of one sheikh invited us and Arab dealers have arrived in Iran but they prefer to remain anonymous. They are presenting proposals for joint capital investments for inside and outside Iran.