[GEOPOLITIC] Hojjatollah Ghanimi-Fard. No official conditions has come from India on gas deal

Head of Iranian Negotiating Team for Peace Pipeline Deal Hojjatollah Ghanimi-Fard said on Monday that Iran has not yet received any new official or written conditions for the deal from India.

Asked about the unofficial news on India's request for removing the part of reviewing gas price in the deal, he said that all international agreements are founded on standard conditions, noting that Indian friends should not expect Iran to agree something far from the conditions.

Ghanimi-Fard also told reporters that the gas pipeline deal will be binding, if senior officials of the three countries of Iran, Pakistan and India affirm it. From the beginning, all agreements should be endorsed by relevant officials of the gas deal, he said, adding that any review or revision of an agreement by officials of the three countries has not been connsidered as abandonment of former ones. Ghanimi-Fard, who is also manager of National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), pointed to a 45-day deadline by Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for finalizing the gas deal, expressing hope that Iran, Pakistan and India are interested in finalizing the deal sooner.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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