September 10, 2018 / 6:32 AM / in 12 days

Russia's Novak to discuss Iran, Nord Stream with U.S. energy secretary

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will discuss Iran and gas pipeline project Nord Stream 2 with his U.S. counterpart Rick Perry on Thursday, Russian news agencies reported.

FILE PHOTO: Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia May 25, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

U.S. Energy Secretary Perry is meeting separately with Novak and the energy minister of Saudi Arabia this week, sources told Reuters, as the Trump administration encourages oil-producing countries to keep output up two months before it is due to renew sanctions on Iran’s crude exports.

Writing by Andrey Kuzmin; Editing by Christian Lowe

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