Iranian Parliament backs gas export to Europe
Tehran, Iran, Sept. 30
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
Iran's gas export to Europe will come with good benefits and a bright future is expected if the sides manage to make deals, an Iranian MP has said.
Europe is among the traditional customers of Iranian gas and the European energy market is a priority for the post-sanctions era, First Deputy Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Energy Commission Mohammad Said Ansari told Trend Sept. 30.
He hoped that next week the lawmakers will vote yes to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear deal reached between the Islamic Republic and the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) on July 14.
Parliament presiding board member Mehrdad Bazrpash said a day earlier that the JCPOA is under close scrutiny at a special commission launched for the purpose to put the deal under expert evaluation. He said the commission would hand its full report to the presiding board on Oct. 4.
The deal is to curb Iran's nuclear deal in return for lifting economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
This week Iran held talks with Poland as a gateway to Europe's energy market. The talks were held while Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Janusz Piechocinski were in Tehran.
Edited by CN