Tehran, July 28 (ANI): Iran has begun to stockpile a three-month supply of foodstuff for its population, according to a report.
According to Iran’s state-run media, Deputy Industry Minister Hasan Radmard said that the country has been buying wheat, cooking oil, sugar and rice for food reserves.
Radmard said the decision came based on a decree by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in recent weeks.
He also said that part of the purchased foodstuff has already been imported, Fox News reports.
According to the report, Iran’s trade with other countries has been hindered since Western nations imposed a banking and insurance embargo on Tehran.
The sanctions were imposed as the Unites States and other western countries suspect Iran of pursuing nuclear weapons. (ANI)