Zanganeh: Iran-Iraq Stances Too Close in OPEC

Zanganeh made the remark after a meeting with Iraqi counterpart Jabar Ali al-Luaibi on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum (IEF) in Algeria on Tuesday.

He said in the meeting there were talks on OPEC related issues and found out that their stances are very close to each other.

He added that Iran and Iraq can have many cooperation in the oil sector. “Relations between the two countries have not been proceeding as expected. Talks between the two sides have been improving to a phase. When the expert groups are to decide, its fate is not known.”

Zanganeh said Iran-Iraq oil pipeline was an important area for mutual cooperation and the two sides will continue talks until when Iraq will access Persian Gulf oil ports.

Export of gas, oil derivatives and services of Iran to Iraq will be among other grounds for mutual cooperation, which the two sides follow them up, hoping to reach a result, added Zanganeh.