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Iran's ambassador to Moscow says Putin-Rouhani call had role in OPEC deal - RIA
December 12, 2016 / 4:59 PM / a year ago

Iran's ambassador to Moscow says Putin-Rouhani call had role in OPEC deal - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A phone call last month between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, just before an OPEC meeting, played a part in helping to reach a deal on cutting oil output, RIA news agency quoted Iran’s ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanai as saying on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during their meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Alexander Nemenov/Pool

OPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Christian Lowe

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