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US sanctions against Iran were winning for Russia and brought the country benefits. According to The Wall Street Journal.
Restrictive measures have allowed Moscow to discourage buyers from Tehran and to increase the supply of oil. Russia is helping Iran to overcome the negative effects of sanctions and buying its oil for domestic consumption. Released by own energy let the export, primarily to Europe.
The publication writes that Russia plans to continue to buy oil from Iran, but is going to use barter. In exchange for oil, Tehran will receive the production equipment and food products.
Earlier the Minister of oil of Iran Bijan Namdar Zanganeh has predicted that buyers of Iranian oil difficult months in connection with the sanctions. According to him, even temporary permits for the import of Iranian oil, issued by the United States will not be able to resolve the situation. However, the newspaper notes that South Korea, China and Turkey have managed to different degrees to compensate for reductions in Iranian oil supplies due to Russian energy.
The second package of us sanctions against Iran came into force on 5 November. The prohibitions related to the export of oil, banking and shipping. Then the President of Iran Hassan Rouhani said that he would fight with the restrictive measures of the United States. “America wanted to bring to zero the sale of Iranian oil, but we will continue to sell our oil to breach sanctions,” — said the politician.
Relations between the US and Iran escalated after the beginning of may, Donald trump announced the unilateral withdrawal of Washington from a nuclear deal in 2015 and the renewal of the sanctions against Tehran.
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