Iran calls for strengthening cooperation with Russia, Iraq and Venezuela on energy issues
According to the RIA news agency Wednesday (February 3) quoted Iran's supreme leader, khameneh senior adviser velayati, Ali Akbar velayati as saying that Iran is called on to form closer links in energy with Russia, Iraq and Venezuela.
"In terms of energy, there should be no competition between Iran and Russia, and they have to cooperate with each other," Velayati said in a visit to Moscow. "Our position is that Iran, Russia, Venezuela and Iraq and other countries, should be more contact and consultation on the energy market."
At the same time, according to the RIA news agency quoted on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said that if the organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) members will reach a consensus meeting, Russia is willing to work with the OPEC major oil producing countries.
"We think it is important to understand the current situation in the market. The market is affected by many factors, the old mechanism is not likely to work. I think we all know that, "Lavrov said in a visit to Oman.