By Tarek Halim

April 10 (Bloomberg) — Morocco will continue to import oil from Iran, which supplied more than a fourth of its crude in 2008, even after cutting diplomatic ties with the Islamic republic, the head of the country’s sole oil refiner said.

“We haven’t received any government instructions to stop buying oil from Iran, and shipments are proceeding as usual,” Jamal Ba-Amer, chief executive officer of Societe Anonyme Marocaine de l’Industrie du Raffinage told reporters at the company’s headquarters in Mohammedia late yesterday.

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