BELARUS, IRAN SEEK CLOSER ECONOMIC TIES.
Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 151
Belarus president Aleksandr Lukashenko, prime minister Mikhail Chyhir, and other officials conferred in Minsk with Iran’s foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati on ways to expand bilateral economic ties. They discussed possible barter exchanges of Iranian crude oil for Belarus industrial products, including tractors and "dual-use products from Belarus military plants." Current bilateral trade is negligible. (Interfax, August 1)
Primakov: Moscow Remains Opposed to NATO Enlargement.