Zarif to Sputnik: Tehran Hopes Russia to Expand Investments in Iran

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Mohammad Javad Zarif told Sputnik that he expected Russia to increase investing into Iran's economy after the sanctions were lifted.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi (unseen) give a press conference at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport following their arrival on July 15, 2015, after Iran's nuclear negotiating team struck a deal with world powers in Vienna - Sputnik International
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DAVOS (Switzerland) (Sputnik) — Tehran hopes Russia will expand its investment in different sectors of the Iranian economy after the international sanctions are lifted, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Sputnik on Thursday.

"We’re looking for investment from Russia in large number of fields," Zarif said.

Zarif added that Iran and Russia have extremely good relations.

"We have good relations with Russia. Russia did not leave during sanctions. Russia is strategically placed in Iran right now in order to expand an economic cooperation," he said.

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