Sep 26, 2000, 12:01 AM
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deal gas trans-Caspian in Ashkhabad in offices down closes PSG a of signing the since months Twenty -- IRNA 26, Sept Tehran, American the Turkey, to gas natural Turkmen pumping for contract the in offices its down close will it that announced has PSG company .month next by Ashkhabad capital Turkmen company the that Monday on journalists told officials PSG Although pipeline trans-Caspian the of part in remain formally would the of implementation the in failure a such however, consortium, .dead-end a into plan the push practically will project PGS the up set government Turkmen the ago years two Some build to Corporations Bektel and Electric General the by consortium .Turkey to gas natural Turkmen pump to pipeline a which pipeline 2000-km the of implementation the for cost The and Sea Caspian the of bed the from gas Turkmen conduit to was period the and billion 3 Dlrs at estimated was Turkey, to Baku via .months 28 at completion its for Gore Al President Vice .S.U contract, the of signing the At and consortium the lead to PSG selecting for Ashkhabad praised assistance economic rendering for readiness Washington's announced .Turkmenistan to American the signed, was contract the since months 20 almost Now, has Ashkhabad in offices its of closure declaring by PSG company .launched never were which operations the for file the closed of signing the of stages early the in Iran of Republic Islamic The any that stressed and impracticable as it termed contract the absence the in state littoral Sea Caspian any by measure unilateral be will sea the neighboring countries other the of consent the of .accepted be cannot thus and validity of void project the of implementation that earlier announced had Iran economic no had therefore, and, reasons political of out merely was .justification the notwithstanding and time long a of elapse the after However, plan, the of supporters of part the on propaganda widespread promises, their despite that proven have project the of masterminds .project the accomplish to able not are they NS/AH/RR End