Iran, Turkey agree not to seal fuel tanks of transit trucks

URMIA, Dec. 10 (MNA) – Deputy of transportation office of West Azerbaijan province announced that Iran would not demand seal on fuel tanks of transit trucks any more.

Behzad Barghi said tensions started when Turkey illegally doubled the transportation toll for the Iranian trucks and asked Iran to seal the fuel tank of its trucks at the border. Therefore Turkish trucks had to enter Iran with full tanks and didn’t have the right to refuel within Iranian borders.

He explained that sealing the tanks was the demand of Turkish side and Iran accepted to do so, however, Turkey didn’t expect it. Therefore, the problems continued and long lines of trucks waiting to pass through the borders were the result of the decision.

Barghi added “deputy of Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications traveled to Tehran and after negotiations the issue was agreed upon.”

The official emphasized that at the moment the borders are open for trucks of the both sides and the Turkish trucks could pass without sealing fuel tanks.

“Sealing began upon Turkey’s demand, however, considering its interests, Turkey have announced that Iran had decided on the issue without warning,” Barghi added.

He concluded that at the moment there is no legal problem for the trucks and they can pass by paying toll.



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