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Iranian ambassador to Amman: Iran not to supply Jordan with free energy resources


[11/26/2012 12:00:00 AM]

Azerbaijan, Baku, /Trend F.Milad/

The Iranian ambassador to Amman Mostafa Moslehzadeh declined the rumors about Iran's readiness to supply Jordan with free energy resources for 30 years, the Mehr News Agency reported.

The Jordanian newspaper Ammon News on November 22 quoted Moslehzadeh as saying that Iran is ready to supply free crude oil and other energy resources to Jordan for 30 years in exchange for some products which are in demand in Iran, as well as for expansion of religious tourism in Jordan.

Moslehzadeh has reportedly made the remarks during a televised interview with a local TV station. Later, the Iranian ambassador said that Jordanian media has misquoted him.

During his interview, Moslehzadeh said that Iran is seeking to strengthen relations with Jordan in the fields of economy, energy and diplomacy and will consider exporting oil to Jordan in exchange for some items.

Moslehzadeh highlighted that the two sides should negotiate about the deal, and Iran will only export oil to Jordan in exchange for some items, not for free.

Earlier Moslehzadeh had told reporters that Iran is interested in exporting gas to Jordan and to this end Tehran will soon send a formal proposal to the country.

In turn, previously the official representative of the Jordan Energy Ministry Mahmoud Al-Ees told Trend that Jordan is seeking to diversify its gas sources and is therefore interested in the purchase of Iranian gas.

"The Jordanian side has not yet received an official offer from Iran for gas supply to the country, but if the proposal is made, Jordan will consider this option," Al-Ees said.

Edited by: S. Isayev

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