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A day after US President Barack Obama said the international community was “moving along fairly quickly” toward imposing new sanctions on Iran, which defiantly began enriching uranium to a higher level, a senior Iranian oil official said his country is ready to provide Switzerland with about one million cubic meters of natural gas per day, Iranian Press TV reported on Wednesday.
"Already Iran is ready to start its gas exports to this European country based on the contract," the managing director of National Iranian Oil Co. Seifollah Jashnsaz reportedly told Mehr news agency.
In March 2008, the National Iranian Gas Export Company and
Switzerland's Elektrizitaetsgesellschaft Laufenburg signed a 25-year
deal for the delivery of over 5 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
also reportedly said that Switzerland and Turkey are engaged in talks
to pave the way for the delivery of Iranian gas, which would initially
amount to 1.5 billion cubic meters per year to Switzerland, to increase
to an annual 4 billion cubic meters by 2012.