TEHRAN Feb 17(Shana)–Iran’s first vice-president has expressed hope that the country would start building a second pipeline to carry natural gas to Iraq.
Es’haq Jahangiri, who is currently visiting Iraq, told Iran-Iraq Business Council that Iran is already ready to start pumping gas to its western neighbor.
He also referred to falling oil prices, saying: “Iran and Iraq are two important oil-rich countries and the fall in oil prices has produced losses for both countries. We have to stop the continuation of this situation through mutual cooperation.”
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi also told the council that Iran and Iraq can cooperate in different sectors including oil and gas.