Tehran: Iran wants to trade with Russia in national currencies, and the sides have an agreement on this issue, Deputy Head of Iranian Central Bank Mohsen Karimi told Sputnik on Friday.
“There are agreements and opportunities. Iran just wants to use them to conduct trade operations with Russia in rubles and tomans,” Karimi said. He went on to say that Iran may facilitate Russia’s circumvention of the Western sanctions.
“Iran took necessary measures to elude the influence of the US and unfriendly countries, based on its rich experience of being under sanctions over the past years, and offered them to the Russian side,” Karimi added.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. In response to Russia’s operation, Western countries have rolled out a comprehensive sanctions campaign against Moscow.