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Iran's ambassador to Moscow says Putin-Rouhani call had role in OPEC deal - RIA
December 12, 2016 / 5:00 PM / 9 months ago

Iran's ambassador to Moscow says Putin-Rouhani call had role in OPEC deal - RIA

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during their meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Alexander Nemenov/Pool

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A phone call last month between Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, just before an OPEC meeting, played a part in helping to reach a deal on cutting oil output, RIA news agency quoted Iran’s ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanai as saying on Monday.

OPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Christian Lowe

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