Russia to continue cooperation with Iran even under new sanctions — minister
Moscow plans to continue its cooperation with Iran even if new sanctions are slapped on Tehran, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told on Wednesday, TASS reports.
"If new sanctions are imposed, we will continue our cooperation," Novak said on the sidelines of the Russian Energy Week forum in Moscow’s central exhibition hall Manezh.
"We are interested in continuing our cooperation with Iran, which is our long-term economic partner. Certainly, we need to further find the forms of cooperation to fulfill joint projects," Novak said.
Novak said he constantly maintains contact with Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh and hopes to hold a meeting with him on Wednesday.
"We discuss our cooperation and if he takes a flight today we will find time for bilateral contacts," Novak told reporters.