May 26 French oil major Total still
plans to conclude the Iran South Pars gas deal before summer,
its chief executive Patrick Pouyanne told journalists on the
sidelines of the company's annual general meeting.
Pouyanne said the signing of U.S. sanctions waivers, among
other hurdles, cleared the path for the deal to be signed.
Total said earlier in February that a final decision on the
deal hinged on the new U.S. administration renewing the waivers.
Pouyanne also added he had met Iranian oil minister Bijan
Zanganeh in Vienna on the sidelines of the OPEC meeting.
(Reporting by Bate Felix; Editing by Maya Nikolaeva and Sudip