Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani attend a news conference following their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 7, 2018. 
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Mohsen Shariatinia

Iran, Russia-led Bloc Move toward Free Trade

Earlier this month, an interim agreement on free trade between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was approved at the regional body's summit in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. After relevant legal procedures in Iran are fully carried out, the deal is expected to take effect as of early 2019.   Seen as Iran's biggest ever deal on free trade with foreign partners, the document is aimed at the formation of a full-scale free trade zone between Iran and ...