Iran's oil minister said the country will work to export more oil, despite US sanctions.

Minister Javad Owji said he promises "that good things will happen regarding Iran's oil sales in the coming months" on state television, Reuters reported on Thursday.

"There is strong will in Iran to increase oil exports despite the unjust and illegal US sanctions," Owji said according to the newswire, calling sanctions a "political tool" that harms the market.