Under sanctions, Iran, Russia ties evolve into strategic partnership

Under sanctions, Iran, Russia ties evolve into strategic partnership

Iran’s exports to Russia in the first nine months of the current Persian year which ends on March 20 increased by 58%, including 62% in agricultural and food products, a review of trade between the two countries shows.

Iran has a maritime border with Russia, which is the largest country in the world in terms of size, through the Caspian Sea. Iran in the south and Russia in the north of the Caspian Sea – each with strategic access to the world’s free zones and open seas – have extended neighbors.

According to statistics, Iran exported 828,602 tonnes of goods worth $432 million to Russia in the first nine months of the current Persian year. It also imported 2.7 million tonnes of goods worth $ 1.2 billion from Russia in the period.   

That compares with 548,577 tonnes of goods worth $275 million which Iran exported to Russia during the…

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