MOSCOW May 16 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
"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)