Russia sees no reasons to drop economic deals with Iran - Russian Foreign Ministry

Russian-Iranian talks on trade and economic interaction were not interrupted given the Western reaction to the situation with Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.

"We are having conversations with Iran on trade and economic relations. They have not been completed. We don't see reasons why we should give up the development of economic relations with Iran. We are not violating any international sanctions by such actions," Deputy Foreign Minister Vasili Nebenzya said in an interview with Interfax.

"While we are being urged to give up the development of trade and economic relations with Iran and deals that some call oil-for-goods, Western emissaries have hasted to Tehran, apparently fearing to be late to 'the cutting of the pie' after sanctions against Iran are cancelled," the official said.

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