Director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) Hamid Reza Araghi said: "Iran
and Turkmenistan both have claims that need to be addressed but we believe that
international arbitration is the last solution to the dispute."
would welcome it if Ashgabat prefers to resort international arbitration for settling
the row," the NIGC official said in an interview with Shana on the matter.
year, Turkmenistan cut gas supplies to Iran, saying that Iran had failed to pay
always prefers negotiation over international arbitration for solving such
matters," he added.
that it incurred losses because of Turkmenistan's turning off the tap, but has
demanded that the two solve the matter by holding more talks.
January 1, the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) posted a press release that
claimed Turkmengaz, the Turkmen state gas company, had cut gas supplies to Iran
— violating a 20-year-old gas deal.