International and Commercial Affairs Deputy Minister Ali Majedi said Iran and Russia will continue talks on oil barter regardless of the outcome of the nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 group.
Majedi told Iran's IRNA news agency on Sunday that talks are under way between Tehran and Moscow to reach a final agreement on an oil barter deal.
Representatives from Iran and P5+1 (U.S., Russia, Britain, France and China plus Germany)
have started the sixth round of nuclear talks in Vienna since July 1 which will continue until July 20.
Majedi rejected claims that the talks on oil barter were halted due to progress in the nuclear negotiations.
"Delegations from Iran and Russia are working on oil barter plans to reach a desired outcome," he said.
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