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Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Russian Federation described Tehran-Moscow's bilateral, regional and international relations positive and developing and stressed the development of comprehensive ties and consultations in various sectors.

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Wed 01 - November 2017 - 18:47

Dr Hassan Rouhani met with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is visiting Iran to attend the tripartite summit of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan, on Wednesday evening and said: "The trilateral ties between Tehran, Moscow and Baku in regional relations and development of cooperation in different fields is also very important".

The president called Russia a friend, neighbour and strategic partner to Iran, emphasising that the Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to develop and strengthen inclusive relations and cooperation with Russia, adding: "Good agreements between the two countries in various sectors, including in the energy, peaceful nuclear technologies and transportation and transit, have been made, which should be further stepped up in the implementation phase".

Dr Rouhani emphasised the importance of the development of Iran-Russia cooperation and economic and trade relations, saying: "Tehran welcomes active participation of Russian investors and private sector to participate in major infrastructure projects, including in industry, energy, railway construction and development and the North-South Corridor".

"The role of Russia in the direction of consolidation and sustainability of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and fulfilment of its obligations by all negotiating parties is also important," said the President, stressing that the JCPOA is multilateral agreement and its preservation is very important for regional and international peace and stability".

Dr Rouhani also referred to the role of Iran and Russia in the fight against terrorism in Syria, continuing: "The cooperation between Iran and Russia has had a great impact on the process of fighting terrorism in the region, and these collaborations and consultations are also very important in the final stages of the fight".

Referring to the process of the Astana negotiations, the President stressed the importance of multilateral, regional and international cooperation between Iran and Russia in resolving the issues and crises, saying: "The Islamic Republic of Iran considers instability in the region detrimental to all countries, and will support the development of stability and security in the region. In the context of this cooperation, today it will become clear to the world that Syria's security and peace must be consolidated through political solutions".

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Iran was a neighbour and a strategic partner of Russia, acknowledging Iran's invitation for the tripartite summit of Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan, and said: "We have many common interests for developing our relations and cooperation."

Referring to the necessity of developing cooperation between Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan in transportation, transit and North-South Corridor, the Russian president said: "The tripartite summit of Iranian, Russian and Azerbaijani presidents can lead to the development of relations and cooperation in the region in this field".

The growing economic relations between Moscow and Tehran should continue, said the President of the Russian Federation.

IAEA is the only reference to declare Iran's adherence to JCPOA, continued Putin, adding: "Not cohering to international obligations by some countries is by no means acceptable, and we believe that unilateral violation of the JCPOA will not be acceptable under any pretext".

Putin also recognised the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as the sole reference point for Iran's adherence to the JCPOA, adding: "JCPOA is not related to Iran's defensive and missile issues".

The Russian president also referred to the process of fighting terrorism in Syria and emphasised that the role of Russia, Iran and Turkey should continue within the framework of the Astana talks.

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