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Ayatollah Raisi in a phone call with the President of Russia:

Cementing ties with Russia a key priority in Iran's foreign policy/ We have a serious will to finalise the comprehensive document on Iran-Russia cooperation as soon as possible

Speaking with the Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday evening by telephone, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi described the development and strengthening of relations with Russia an important priority of the Islamic Republic's foreign policy and said, "We are looking for ways to remove the obstacles in the development of relations and opening new doors, and we are determined to increase the volume of bilateral trade with Russia".

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Emphasising that we are determined to promote friendly and comprehensive relations between the two countries in a way that will become a successful model for neighbourly relations, the President added, "We have a serious will to finalise the comprehensive document of Iran-Russia cooperation as soon as possible".

Dr Raisi thanked Moscow for its initiative to launch the process of Iran's membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and described it as a step towards strengthening very close relations between the two countries.

The President thanked Russia for its cooperation in preventing the outbreak of coronavirus and for the effort to jointly produce the COVID-19 vaccine, stating, "Iran is requesting to receive more shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine due to the current special circumstances".

In another part of the phone call, Ayatollah Raisi noted, "As a party to international treaties such as the NPT, the Islamic Republic of Iran is serious about enforcing the rights of its people in the field of peaceful nuclear activities and enjoying the benefits and achievements of this technology in all peaceful fields".

The president said, "The United States intends to use its political and media games to stand as a plaintiff instead of a criminal, and instead of being accountable for violating its promises and oppressive and illegal actions, put Iran in that position".

Referring to the developments in Afghanistan, Ayatollah Raisi said, "The establishment of security and peace in Afghanistan has always been emphasised by the Islamic Republic and we believe that all active Afghan groups should work together to establish stability in the country as soon as possible, and turn the US withdrawal a turning point for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan".

Expressing readiness for any cooperation for the establishment of peace and security in Afghanistan, Dr Raisi said, "The successful experience of Iran-Russia cooperation in the fight against takfiri terrorism in Syria has opened new windows for the two sides to increase Tehran-Moscow interaction".

The Russian President Vladimir Putin said in this phone call that the development of relations with Iran is of great importance to Russia, adding, "The remarks of Iran's Supreme Leader, who said that the high level of mutual trust and high economic capacity in the two countries can lead to tangible results in the bilateral fields, is well etched in my memory".

The Russian President added, "Through the Speaker of the Russian Duma, who met with Your Excellency on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony, I was informed of the offer to conclude a comprehensive agreement on bilateral cooperation, and I welcome and support this positive initiative".

In another part, referring to the ongoing process of delivering the corona vaccine to Iran, Putin stated, "The delivery of the corona vaccine to Iran will accelerate from September".

Referring to the Vienna talks, the Russian president also stated, "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) could not be held hostage to problems not related to the nuclear deal.

At the end, the two presidents expressed hope that they would meet on the sidelines of the Shanghai Pact in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and discuss more detailed issues of interest.


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