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Weak Diplomacy Impedes Gas Export Development

Weak Diplomacy Impedes Gas Export DevelopmentWeak Diplomacy Impedes Gas Export Development

Weak diplomatic relations with India and Pakistan have prevented Iran from becoming a natural gas exporter, an energy expert said.
According to Ibrahim Allahmoradi, sticking to a passive diplomacy in gas disputes with neighboring states, namely Turkmenistan, Pakistan and Turkey, has had adverse effects on the country's attempts to expand its gas export network, Mehr News Agency reported.
"Had the National Iranian Gas Company been more active in talks with Pakistan to implement the so-called 'Peace' pipeline project that was aimed at supplying gas to India, Turkmenistan could not replace Iran as a supplier," he said.
"Lack of productive relations with the world can jeopardize national interests."

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