MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The minister made his remarks at a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, following a bilateral meeting.
"With the removal of sanctions, all barriers for comprehensive, broadened cooperation with Russia are eliminated. Iran and Russia are not only neighbors, we have a very long history of trade and economic, oil cooperation. The agreements we have between Iran and Russia will face fewer hurdles," Zarif said.
Iran and six international mediators reached a final agreement with Tehran on its controversial nuclear program in July to ensure Iran never develops nuclear weapons.
In early August, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei said both Iran and Russia were interested in maintaining stable global oil prices.
According to the National Iranian Oil company, the country's oil exports could be increased to the level of 4 million barrels per day from their current 3 million barrels once the sanctions are lifted.