Iran rejects 'free oil' claims
Some media reports have recently claimed that Tehran's Ambassador to Amman Dr. Mostafa Moslehzadeh has said during a TV program called the Fil-Sameen (In Essence) on Jordan's private Josat TV channel that Tehran is ready to supply Jordan with oil and energy for the next 30 years in exchange for Jordanian goods and religious tourism for Shiites in the kingdom.
In reply, the Iranian embassy, in a letter to Josat TV director, categorically denied what has been quoted in the report.
The letter said the Iranian ambassador had proposed that "Iranian and Jordanian authorities negotiate with each other to expand trade, political and cultural ties, including oil, and it will be decided during the course of the negotiations what product Jordan will provide in return for (Iran's) oil."
That proposal was in line with the Islamic Republic of Iran's macro strategy for unity in the Muslim world and supplying each other's needs to help Muslims reach self-sufficiency, the letter added.
Jordan has experienced widespread protests following a decision several weeks ago to cut fuel subsidies.
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