Iran's gas issues: Talks with Pakistan resume, dispute with Turkmenistan remains
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 17
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
The Iran-Pakistan talks related to exports of Iranian gas to Pakistan, have resumed, said Deputy Minister of Oil of Iran Hamid Reza Araqi, Tasnim news agency reported.
"The National Iranian Oil Company is tracking the process and the National Iranian Gas Company does not play any role in the negotiations,” he said.
He noted that the export of gas by Iran to Pakistan is an issue of interest for both countries, but the two sides must clarify some issues through negotiations.
Araqi also spoke about the long-lasting gas dispute between Iran and Turkmenistan.
"Both countries have filed a complaint to the International Court of Arbitration and these complaints are being considered," he said.
"In Iran’s opinion, Turkmenistan hasn’t fulfilled its obligations and it shouldn’t have suspended export of gas to Iran in cold months. Turkmenistan also has claims related to financial issues. Iran has submitted its documents and bill of complaint to the International Court of Arbitration and is awaiting consideration of the documents," said the official.