May 09th, 2012 | Global Times Iran accepts yuan for oil
Iran is accepting payments in yuan for some of the crude oil it supplies to China, the Iranian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates said yesterday.
“Yes, that is correct,” Mohammed Reza Fayyaz told Reuters when asked to comment on an earlier report in The Financial Times.
The newspaper cited unidentified industry executives in Beijing as saying most of the oil that goes from Iran to China is handled by the Unipec trading arm of Sinopec, China’s second-largest oil company, and through another trading company called Zhuhai Zhenrong.
Fayyaz also confirmed that Iran was spending the yuan on goods and services imported from China.
The Chinese official media has not yet reported this news