Iran Af­ter Ar­bi­tra­tion In Turk­menistan Gas Row

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TEHRAN – Iran is ready to file a case with the In­ter­na­tional Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion (ICA) over the qual­ity and price of gas it re­ceives from Turk­menistan, the Ira­nian oil min­is­ter said on Mon­day, as a dis­pute be­tween the two na­tions over pay­ments es­ca­lates.

The Cen­tral Asian na­tion stopped gas ex­ports to Iran in Jan­uary 2017, say­ing it was owed $1.5 bil­lion to $1.8 bil­lion for gas it had de­liv­ered to Iran. Iran, which dis­putes the claim, has im­ported Turk­men gas since 1997 to sup­ply its north­ern re­gion, es­pe­cially in win­ter, even though it has large gas fields in the south of the coun­try.

“They claim Iran owes them $1.5 bil­lion over the gas ex­ports but we be­lieve that fig­ure is not a cor­rect,” Ira­nian Oil Min­is­ter Bi­jan Zan­ganeh said, ac­cord­ing to IRNA.

Zan­ganeh said Iran was ready to take the dis­pute over price to the In­ter­na­tional Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion. “Our other com­plaint is about the qual­ity of gas ex­ported from Turk­menistan,” he said.

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