Iran has the opportunity to sell auto parts to a Russian automaker
State media is reporting that a member of Iran’s Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Union says Iranian producers have the option of exporting their goods to a Russian automaker
TEHRAN, Iran – A member of Iran’s Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Union says Iranian producers have the option of exporting their goods to a Russian automaker, state media reported.
Monday night’s report quoted Hossein Bahrainian as saying that “a leading Russian automaker” had requested parts from Iran. He did not name the manufacturer. He said he was asking for brake parts, airbags, air conditioner parts and other components.
Both Iran and Russia are under US sanctions, but the export of Iranian cars and auto parts is not subject to sanctions.
In recent years, Iran has exported car radiators and suspension systems to Russia. In the past, it exported cars to Iraq, Syria and Venezuela.
Tehran and Moscow have enjoyed close relations in recent years, especially after Iran’s only nuclear power plant was commissioned in 2011 with Russian help.
Separately on Tuesday, Iran said it had played a mediating role in the war in Ukraine.
“So far I have twice conveyed messages from the Foreign Minister of Ukraine to my Russian counterpart,” Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said in a phone conversation with his Irish counterpart. . He said Iran supports diplomatic solutions to restore peace and stability.
Abdollahian did not elaborate, but said Iran “opposes war and the displacement of human beings in Ukraine”, and other places like Yemen, Palestinian lands and Afghanistan.