The Russian envoy to Iran said that Russia was preparing to supply Iran with enriched uranium in exchange for heavy water, TASS reported. Photograph: (AFP)
Russia is supplying Iran with uranium in exchange for heavy water coolant exported by Iran
Moscow has completed supplies of S-300 missile systems to Tehran in 2016, TASS news agency quoted the Russian envoy to Iran as saying on Wednesday.
Levan Dzhagaryan also said that Russia was preparing to supply Iran with enriched uranium in exchange for heavy water, TASS reported.
Currently, Iran's import of uranium is under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency under the 2015 international nuclear agreement.
The international nuclear agreement between Iran and six global powers that included five permanent members of UN Security Council and Germany put curbs on Iran's uranium enrichment programme.
The US had relaxed sanctions imposed on Iran after the deal was agreed upon under the Obama administration.
But, relations between the two countries have soured since Obama left and Trump became president.
Recently, the US imposed fresh sanctions on Iran after it test-fired a ballistic missile. Iran also features on the list seven countries whose citizens have been barred from entering the United States under the travel ban imposed by the Trump administration in an executive order signed by the US president on January 27.
(WION with inputs from Reuters)