May 7, 2019 / 2:31 PM / 16 days ago

Iran says it is close to EU oil sales deal despite U.S. sanctions - report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Russian news agency RIA on Tuesday that Iran was close to an oil sales deal with the European Union, despite the sanctions which have been re-imposed by the United States.

“Iran and the EU are on the brink of agreement, which, despite the return of unilateral American sanctions, will make Iranian oil sales possible,” he was quoted as saying.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alexander Smith

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