Iran’s Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zanganeh (file photo)

Iran ready to seek arbitration in Turkmenistan gas row

Reuters – Tehran is ready to file a case with the International Court of Arbitration (ICA) over the quality and price of gas it receives from Turkmenistan, the Iranian oil minister said on Monday, as a dispute between the two nations over payments escalates.

The Central Asian nation stopped gas exports to Iran in January 2017, saying it was owed $1.5 billion to $1.8 billion for gas it had delivered to Iran.