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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the lifting of economic, financial sanctions will allow Iran to pay in full to Rosatom and, consequently, Russian budget will receive revenues worth billions.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The lifting of sanctions against Iran will allow Tehran to make full payments on its deal with Russia's Rosatom, bringing in billions to the Russian budget Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Rossiya Segodnya news agency's director general, Dmitry Kiselev, in an exclusive interview on Monday.

    "Of course, the lifting of economic, financial sanctions will allow Iran to pay in full to Rosatom, and, consequently, our budget will receive revenues worth billions," Lavrov said.

    Russia and Iran have a history of cooperation in energy, industry and military sectors. Russia's Rosatom experts have assisted Iran in building several nuclear reactors. Iran signed agreements that will have its nuclear facilities sending spent nuclear fuel back to Russia.

    Sanctions imposed on Iran by the United Nations in a series of six resolutions over the past decade have complicated bilateral ties between Moscow and Tehran. In 2010, Russia backed a UN resolution on arms deliveries to Iran, freezing a military contract worth $800 million.

    The newly-agreed framework deal on Iran's nuclear program will see broad economic, scientific, military and trade sanctions against the Islamic Republic phased out over time.

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