Thursday, August 18, 2005

Iran considers bypassing Turkey for Ukraine

Turkey should not be the only country to transfer Iranian gas to the European Union, said Iran's Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Seyyed Mohammad-Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian on Tuesday. "Turkey's intention to purchase gas from Iran and sell it to Europe directly is unacceptable to Iran," Nejad-Hosseinian emphasized.

Iran, Ukraine, Armenia, Georgia, and Russia are planning to hold a five-party meeting next month on the export of gas from Iran to Europe via Ukraine. Iran is expecting Russia's support for the project, which will expedite the process.

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