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Iran to resume kerosene export to Iraq

Baghdad, Oct 7, IRNA-Iran's embassy in Iraq here on Saturday announced that export of kerosene to the Arab country will be resumed from this week.

Press attache of Iran's embassy in Baghdad told IRNA that the kerosene will be exported through the Mehran-Zarbatia border checkpoint in accordance with agreements inked between the two countries.

Khamis Safi stressed that Tehran abides by its commitments to export oil derivatives to support Iraqi government and resolve the crisis resulting in fuel shortage.

"Islamic Republic of Iran has transported 8,000 tankers carrying fuel to Iraq in line with the aforementioned agreement. But Iraq's Oil Ministry has recently declared that due to Iranian side's suspension of implementation of the agreements, it will sign agreements with other countries and companies to import kerosene."

For his part, Asem Jihad, a spokesman of the Iraq's Oil Ministry, has said that in keeping with the agreements signed with Iran, the Iraqi oil minister called on the Oil Products Company to ink new agreements with world oil companies to purchase kerosene.

One of factors which caused suspension of export of kerosene from Iran to Iraq is security problems and the concern that fuel tankers may be targeted by terrorist groups.

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