Russia confirms Iran oil-for-goods swap, traders skeptical




 
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April 14th, 2015  
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Topic: Russia confirms Iran oil-for-goods swap, traders skeptical


By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin confirmed on Tuesday that an oil-for-goods barter deal between Russia and Iran was being implemented and officials said the road was clear for Moscow to supply an advanced S-300 anti-missile system to Tehran. Oil and commodities traders contacted by Reuters were skeptical the barter deal was underway, saying they had not seen any volumes of Iranian oil or Russian grain connected to such a deal being shipped so far. The latest statements from Moscow coincide with politically sensitive negotiations on a final accord between Iran and the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany on Tehran's disputed nuclear program.




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