ANKARA, July 13 Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri
al-Maliki said on Monday Europe can receive 15 billion cubic
metres of Iraqi gas via Turkey.
Maliki made his comments during a gathering of European
Union and regional leaders in Turkey to sign the planned Nabucco
pipeline project, but it was not immediately clear if the sale
of 15 billion cubic metres of Iraqi gas was for Nabucco.
He did not give a timeframe.
Maliki's comments came a day after Iraqi government
spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said Iraq does not have any surplus gas
to sell via U.S-backed Nabucco pipeline now.
(Reporting by Thomas Grove and Orhan Coskun)