Novak: Russia to continue cooperation with Iran under new sanctions

Novak: Russia to continue cooperation with Iran under new sanctions

Moscow plans to continue its cooperation with Iran even if new sanctions are slapped on Tehran, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on the sidelines of the Russian Energy Week forum.

"If new sanctions are imposed, we will continue our cooperation," TASS cited the minister as saying.

"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," he stressed.

According to the minister, he constantly maintains contact with Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar Zangeneh.

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