TEHRAN: Russian International Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Iran on Wednesday for talks on boosting commerce and power cooperation as the 2 nations grapple with Western financial sanctions.
Tehran and Moscow each have large oil and fuel reserves however are constrained by sanctions that restrict their skill to export their output.
“Upon his arrival in Tehran, Lavrov met with President (Ebrahim) Raisi,” state tv’s web site Iribnews reported, with out elaborating.
Throughout his two-day go to, Russia’s prime diplomat is anticipated to debate with Iranian officers the 2015 “nuclear deal, the conditions in Ukraine, Syria and Afghanistan, and boosting industrial and power cooperation”, Iribnews added.
Lavrov will meet together with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Thursday, official information company IRNA stated.
Russia was slapped with sanctions following its February invasion of neighbouring Ukraine, whereas Iran’s financial system has been reeling underneath biting sanctions reimposed by the US in 2018, following Washington’s withdrawal from a nuclear accord between Tehran and main powers.
Russia performed a key function in that deal, taking cost of Iran’s extra enriched uranium shares past these permitted underneath the settlement.
It has been get together to stumbling talks between Iran and the powers on reviving the 2015 take care of renewed US participation.
The negotiations have been stalled since March amid sharp variations between Tehran and Washington on the US sanctions that will be lifted in change for Iran’s return to full compliance with the agreed limits to its nuclear actions.
Iran’s Raisi visited Moscow in January and stated he had introduced his counterpart Vladimir Putin with draft paperwork on strategic cooperation that will cement collaboration for the subsequent twenty years.
In late Could, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak visited Tehran on the head of a big delegation after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine despatched international oil and fuel costs hovering.