The Iranian Foreign Ministry dismissed the news as “fabricated,” according to a report by the Spanish-language Persian news channel Hispantv, which referred to the British newspaper Daily Telegraph, which quoted security sources on condition of anonymity.
On Wednesday, the Daily Telegraph published that “Iran had offered to help Russia evade the impact of Western sanctions in exchange for getting Moscow’s backing for a deal at the Vienna talks.”
The Persian news agency Iranian Students News Agency (Isna), which quoted a source from the Iranian Foreign Ministry, reaffirmed the falseness of the Daily Telegraph’s report.
“The claim that Iran and Russia have reached a secret agreement on the 2015 Iran deal, (officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, JCPOA) and the sanctions (by the West against Russia) is a real example of fake news,” Isna remarked.
According to Isna, the source also warned that “the British media report is literally synchronized with the scenarios planned by Western security circles and it is aimed at boosting psychological warfare against Iran.”