Tehran and Moscow enjoy common interests in economic, military, and security affairs and pursue common policies on regional and international developments especially when it comes to taking stances in the face of the United States’ unilateral and interventionist strategies.
On Monday, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow and Tehran will gradually abandon the practice of using US dollars to assess the scope of bilateral trade. He added Russia and Iran are reliable friends and partners.
The official also said that net trade between Russia and Iran grew 31 percent just over the last few months, adding that the trend is positive.
Tehran and Moscow have grown exchane of visits by officials to speed up expansion of relations in recent months.
Last Month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Iran for talks on boosting trade and energy cooperation.
In late May, Iranian and Russian officials in a meeting in Tehran inked 3 important Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to further develop the two countries' energy and banking ties. The MoUs were endorsed in a meeting attended by Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji and Novak.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Mehdi Safari has also stated Tehran wants long-lasting relations with Moscow, adding that the two countries’ ties are not affected by regional and international developments.
Back in January, President Rayeesi visited Moscow and held a meeting with President Putin. Rayeesi stated he had presented Putin with draft documents on strategic cooperation that would cement collaboration between the two sides for the next two decades.