Khamenei’s Top Aide Says Tehran, Moscow Ink $40 Billion in Projects

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani attend a news conference in Tehran

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Iran and Russia have initialed contracts worth around $40 billion, including for power-engineering and railway projects, Russian news agencies quoted Ali Akbar Velayati, top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as saying on Thursday.