Russia says no oil-for-goods deal yet with Iran
MOSCOW May 16 (Reuters) - Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that talks with Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh in Moscow on Thursday had not produced a final agreement on a potential oil-for-goods deal between the countries.
"We did not reach a final agreement," Novak told reporters, adding that he hoped a deal could be agreed in time for an inter-governmental meeting in the autumn.
Reuters reported in April that Iran and Russia had made progress on a barter deal that could be worth up to $20 billion under which Moscow would provide Russian equipment and goods in exchange for Iranian oil. (Reprting by Katya Golubkova, Writing by Steve Gutterman, Editing by Timothy Heritage)