Following a meeting with his Russian counterpart here in Tehran on Tuesday evening, the official said Iran will begin shipments to Russia after signature of a deal for export of 100,000b/d of crude.
“Tehran and Moscow will sign a deal for export of Iran’s crude oil to Russia in the near future,” Zangeneh told reporters after the meeting.
He said Russia will pay 50% of the cash for Iran’s crude oil at pre-determined deadlines and will settle the rest by supplying Russian goods to Iran.
The official also underlined Russia’s constructive role in the historical deal struck between OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers.
Russia has committed itself to curb 300,000b/d of its crude oil output to join the deal.