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Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday that a deal under which Russia would provide goods to Iran in exchange for oil is still possible; Reuters reported.

Russia is studying all legal issues related to the possible deal, he said.

On Thursday, a senior Iranian official has conveyed a message from Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in Moscow.

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior aide to Ayatollah Khamenei, also submitted another message from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to the Russian head of state during the meeting on Thursday.

Following the meeting, Velayati said his discussions with the Russian president were “highly constructive, transparent and friendly.”

The talks were also attended by Ali Asghar Fathi, the Leader’s special advisor on international affairs, Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Kremlin’s top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov.

Following the meeting, Velayati said his discussions with the Russian president were “highly constructive, transparent and friendly.”

The Kremlin also said in a statement that Putin and Velayati exchanged views on bilateral Tehran-Moscow relations and the developments in the Middle East, including the Syria crisis.

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