According to Iran's foreign minister, Russia will no longer need a visa.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Tehran . Iran and Russia are under US sanctions, which have restricted their ability to export their vast energy reserves to international markets .

Tehran (Iran), June 23: Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian declared on Thursday that Tehran is ready to eliminate visas for Russians and that a first step might be a visa-free system for business trips, according to Iran's top diplomat.On Thursday, Iran's top diplomat met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Tehran.We had good working contacts on the issue of total visa liberalization.We are totally ready to announce the abolishment of visas on a reciprocal basis in the Islamic Republic of Iran and take the appropriate measures.

Our experts will soon finalize these questions, according to Amir-Abdollahian, who appeared at a press conference in Tehran shortly after arriving on an official visit.According to the Xinhua news agency, Lavrov is scheduled to speak with senior Iranian officials during his two-day tour to discuss the Iran nuclear agreement.Iran and Russia are under US sanctions, which have restricted their ability to export their vast energy reserves to international markets, according to Iranian state media.Both countries described their relations as strategic.