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Iraqi oil minister expects 6-9 months OPEC output deal extension

VIENNA, June 30 (Reuters) - Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Sunday that he expects a global deal cutting oil production to be extended by six to nine months.

The main oil producers are heading towards a decision to extend the oil production agreement by six to nine months, the minister said in a statement.

Russia has agreed with Saudi Arabia to extend the deal with OPEC on reducing oil output, Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier, as oil prices come under renewed pressure from rising U.S. supplies and a slowing global economy.

Oil ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meet on Monday in Vienna, followed by talks with non-OPEC oil producers on Tuesday. (Reporting by Rania El Gamal; Editing by Dale Hudson)