Iran has raised a new option to export natural gas to Europe which it says involves extra supplies from Qatar.
Mohsen Jalalpour, the president of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, has told reporters Iran can take Qatar's gas and transit it to Turkey to be pumped to Europe.
"In case Iran would be able to reach a deal with Qatar and Turkey over this, there will be a significant profit for Iran and Turkey [for transiting the gas]," Press TV quoted Jalalpour.
"Nevertheless, there are still certain political obstacles over doing this as well as some oppositions that we hope .... would be resolved".
Iran's huge natural gas reserves had for years made it a prime source for supplying future exports to Europe.