Iran says Russia failing part on green corridor
Tehran, Iran, November 5
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Months after Russia announced it was going to open for Iran what it called a green corridor for commerce, Tehran says it has not seen much cooperation from Moscow.
“The Russian side is procrastinating,” International Cooperation Director at the Islamic Republic Customs Administration Hossein Kakhaki told ISNA news agency November 5.
“A related agreement must have been implemented by September, but seven months since it was made, little progress has been achieved,” he said.
Kakhaki said while Iran has been following up on its commitments under the deal, Moscow seems to drag things after its relations with Turkey grew better.
A new hope was created in Iran for closer trade ties with Russia after political disagreements marred Mosco-Ankara ties in 2015.
According to official statements, in the eight months of cold relations between Russia and Turkey, some 3,000 Turkish companies went bankrupt with a damage of $30 billion. Russian companies suffered a damage of 300 to 400 million dollars in the meantime.