Moscow and Tehran figured out how to “annoy” Washington

Russia and Iran have practically abandoned mutual settlements in US dollars. Now payment for goods during trade between the two countries will be made in their national currencies.

This and other issues of cooperation between Moscow and Tehran were told in an interview TASS Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Jagaryan. According to him, the new method of mutual settlements is a difficult task, but both states and their banking structures have the necessary potential to solve it. Moreover, this issue, according to the diplomat, is very important.

In fact, we have already abandoned the dollar in the framework of cooperation with the Iranians, we will rely on the Russian ruble and the Iranian rial, in case of urgent need - on the euro, in the absence of other options

- said Jagaryan.

Last year, US President Donald Trump announced his country's withdrawal from the "nuclear deal" with Iran. This entailed sanctions against Tehran. In particular, the Central Bank of this country is prohibited from paying in dollars.

Answering an agency question about what economic the situation in Iran after the American sanctions came into force, the ambassador emphasized that it really worsened somewhat. But we are talking about a strong state that has powerful potential. In addition, for Tehran, US sanctions are not new.

I believe that the Iranian leadership and the nation are strong enough to prevent destabilization of the situation. We are interested in a stable situation in Iran, unequivocally condemn the illegal sanctions policies Washington and call on other Western countries

- said the Russian diplomat. He noted that it was the United States that violated the agreement, and Tehran, on the contrary, fulfills all the obligations undertaken in accordance with the nuclear deal.

During the interview, the topic of the situation in Syria was also touched upon. Jagaryan pointed out that Moscow and Tehran are very closely cooperating in the military and political fields of resolving the crisis, but so far they have not been able to agree on joint projects to restore Syria. He categorically denied rumors that clashes between pro-Russian and pro-Iranian groups were taking place on Syrian territory, calling these reports “an outspoken duck.”
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  1. Rusa Offline Rusa
    Rusa 6 February 2019 00: 02
    Good info. The ambassador of Russia said everything correctly. The illegal and unclean policy of the United States is contrary to international standards. Despite this, the Russian Federation and other countries will continue close cooperation and mutually beneficial relations with Iran, which makes a significant contribution to the fight against terrorists in Syria and fulfills the terms of the agreement on the rejection of developments and technologies for the manufacture of atomic weapons.
  2. vikganz Offline vikganz
    vikganz (Vik Ganz) 7 February 2019 17: 54
    ... a new way of settling accounts is a difficult task ...

    How difficult is it, who can explain to me?
    Is it difficult to evaluate in rubles or in real? It seems to wind up nonsense to us. Who cannot, leave, give another place. In a few months you can crank everything up.
  3. vikganz Offline vikganz
    vikganz (Vik Ganz) 7 February 2019 17: 57
    Iranian rial