Foreign news reports quoting Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak as saying that Malaysia had cut off gasoline supplies to Iran are incorrect.
The Prime Minister said Petronas was involved in a spot sale to Iran in mid March under a third party deal but since then there had been no requests.
"It is not correct, it was not a decision taken by Petronas per se. It involved a spot sale and there was no requirement anymore, so they don't do it (anymore)," he told Malaysian reporters late Friday.
"It is a third party deal that was done in mid-March, not now. I was a bit surprised that a lot of noise has been made out of this thing," said Najib who is on the final day of his week-long visit to Washington and New York.
Excerpt from The Star