|PM: Laporan henti bekalan minyak ke Iran tak betul|
Laporan media asing yang memetik Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak sebagai berkata bahawa Malaysia telah menghentikan bekalan minyak ke Iran adalah tidak betul, kata perdana menteri.
Beliau berkata sebenarnya Petronas terlibat dalam penjualan lani (spot sale) kepada Iran pada pertengahan Mac melalui urusniaga pihak ketiga, tetapi selepas itu tidak ada lagi permintaan terhadap bahan tersebut.
“Tak betul, ia bukan keputusan Petronas sendiri. Ia melibatkan satu jualan lani dan tidak ada lagi keperluan selepas itu, jadi mereka dah tak buat (lagi),” katanya kepada wartawan Malaysia di New York.
Malaysia suspends gasoline supplies to Iran
AFP Global Edition | 2010-04-16 00:10:25
The announcement of the suspension by Petronas came after Najib held talks with US President Barack Obama, who called for the world to move “boldly and quickly” on new Iran sanctions on the sidelines of a 47-nation nuclear security summit this week.
“It is a decision made by Petronas. They did consult with the government but they took the decision to suspend the sales,” predominantly-Muslim Malaysia’s leader Najib told reporters in Washington as he wound up a four-day visit.
He did not say when Petronas stopped supplying gasoline to Iran but some reports said it was done in the middle of March.
Petronas is among a small group of non-Chinese oil companies supplying gasoline to the Islamic republic, which is the world’s fifth-largest crude oil exporter.
“We really want Iran to comply with the UN decison of the Security Council and we maintain our position that Iran has the right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes,” Najib said.
“But they must earn the trust of the international community and the only way they can earn the trust is to be fully transparent in whatever they do and allow full verification by the IAEA and there are some serious doubt as to whether this has been carried out or has been complied with by Iran,” he said.