Mansour Moazami, an adviser to Iran’s oil minister, said that there was a conversation about a deal to exchange oil for Russian goods but no agreement has been reached so far .
TEHRAN (Sputnik) — Iran has not ruled out a deal to exchange oil for Russian goods but no agreement has been reached so far, an adviser to Iran’s oil minister told Sputnik.
“There has been a conversation on such deals, however no decisions have been taken so far,” Mansour Moazami said.
On Monday, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that an oil-for-goods program between the two countries was underway, as Moscow was due to deliver grain, construction materials and equipment to Iran.
This was later confirmed by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
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On Wednesday, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak told Russian journalists that Moscow had never discussed exchanging oil for goods with Tehran.
Novak also expressed hope that Iran would be able to pay cash for any possible goods’ supplies in light of the economic sanctions against Iran being removed.
The United States and the United Nations are set to lift the restrictive measures imposed on Tehran if Iran and the P5+1 group sign a comprehensive deal ensuring the peaceful nature of the country’s nuclear energy program by the end-of-June deadline.
Earlier this month, Iran agreed to cut back its uranium enrichment program as part of the framework deal with the P5+1 group that includes the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China and Germany.
By Sputnik News