PARIS (Sputnik) – Iranian gas could be delivered via the Turkish Stream pipeline being developed by Russia in the future, Azizollah Ramezani said on the sidelines of the Gas Congress in Paris.
“There may be a common field, for example in the area of gas pipelines… In the future Iranian gas pipelines could possibly reach Europe and Russian gas pipelines to Europe may be joined and deliver gas together to Europe.”
“This is possible. There haven’t been any negotiations on this yet, but it could be a good idea to begin talks because this point where the Russian pipeline and the Turkish pipeline go to Europe, may also be a point where Iranian gas pipelines may be reached by Europe,” Ramezani said.
According to Ramezani, the Turkish Stream is not the only route for gas deliveries Tehran is considering. Iran is reviewing five or six routes, such as via the Black Sea, Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Ramezani said, however, that a route would only be chosen after Western sanctions were lifted.
In recent months, Iran has repeatedly stated that it would participate in regional and international gas projects when the sanctions related to its nuclear program were lifted.