Iranian FM: No 25-year-old agreement signed with China

Iranian FM: No 25-year-old agreement signed with China
# 30 September 2019 11:27 (UTC +04:00)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday that the 25-year-old comprehensive agreement with China is just a proposal and no agreement has been signed to that effect, APA reports citing IRNA.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with IRNA, Zarif rejected the speculations with regard to Iran-China 25-year agreement and that Iran awarded special privileges to China.

The UK magazine, 'Petroleum Economist', has raised such a speculation that Zarif in his meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Li had presented a road map for the China-Iran comprehensive economic partnership signed in 2016.

"China will also be able to buy any and all oil, gas and petrochemical products at a minimum guaranteed discount of 12pc to the six-month rolling mean price of comparable benchmark products, plus another 6pc to 8pc of that metric for risk-adjusted compensation," it added.

The UK magazine wrote: "Given the exchange rates involved in converting these soft currencies into hard currencies that Iran can obtain from its friendly Western banks—including Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank [in Germany], Oberbank [in Austria] and Halkbank [in Turkey]."

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