Six Iranian food companies are now allowed to export their goods to Russia. “We gave permission for the delivery of food products from six Iranian companies: four dairy producers, and two poultry producers,” Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Inspection Service press secretary Yulia Melano said on Monday, according to RIA Novosti. “Deliveries can begin only after the completion of an additional set of requirements, which will guarantee complete safety,” she added. 

Meanwhile, imports of meat, dairy, fruit, vegetables, and fish from various Western countries are still banned by Russia. This news is just the latest in the highly publicized, heavily scrutinized Russia-Iran deals and cooperation over the last year. Most notably, we saw the massive oil-for-goods deal, and Russia lifting its own ban on the delivery of the S-300 immediately following the interim nuclear deal in April. FULL REPORT