The spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity, Ahmed Moussa, confirmed today, Monday, that the talk about the electrical connection with Turkey is still early, while indicating that the Iranian Minister of Energy will visit Iraq tomorrow.
He said in a press statement: “No official statement has been issued by the Ministry of Electricity regarding importing electricity from Turkey, and talking about this connection may be early, because the technical glimpses necessary for the maturation of the project have not been tested yet.”
He added, “The Iranian energy minister will arrive in Baghdad tomorrow, Tuesday, to discuss the issue of gas, debts and dues payable to the Iranian side, which amounted to two billion and 600 dollars.”
It is noteworthy that the Turkish “Anatolia” news agency announced today that Turkey has started exporting electricity to Iraq, via the Selube-Zakho line, for a period of 11 months.
The Iraqi government has said that the capital, Baghdad, and other parts of the country are facing the risk of tangible power cuts, as a result of reducing gas imports from Iran by a decision from Tehran.
Source: “Conscious” + RT