El portavoz de la Cancillería iraní, Bahram Qasemi reitera que el plan de la reunión de alianza antiterrorista compuesta por Teherán, Moscú y Damasco es una iniciativa del Eje de la Resistencia antiterrorista.
Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei predicted that negotiations between Tehran and Moscow about the removal of visa requirements for nationals of the two countries could start next year.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have agreed on the importance of launching new international efforts aimed at ending the conflict in Syria.
Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani underlined Tehran’s resolution to continue cooperation with Moscow in the fight against terrorism in Syria, saying Iran will allow Russian jets to fly from Hamedan's Nojeh Airbase again, if necessary.
Russia has not and will not seek any military base inside Iran, Russian ambassador to Tehran underlined, describing Moscow’s recent use of an Iranian airbase for dispatching bomber jets to Syria as part of the two sides’ efforts to “take revenge on terrorists”.
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, Tehran's interim Friday Prayers leader, stressed that Iran has never put its airbase at the disposal of Russian warplanes and neither will it do so in the future.
Russia’s ambassador to Iran, Levan Dzhagaryan, said Moscow’s cooperation with Tehran against terrorist groups in Syria has a “positive perspective”.
A senior Iranian Member of Parliament categorically rejected an Israeli media report about Russia’s deployment of its advanced S-400 missile defence system to an airbase in Hamadan, saying that Nojeh base is not put at Russia’s disposal.
Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian President’s special envoy to the Middle East, recently paid a visit to Tehran and met the country’s top diplomats. Hassan Beheshtipour, an Iranian expert in Russian affairs, has highlighted the main purposes behind the visit amid the ongoing regional developments.