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Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution who is in Russia for an official visit, shrugged off the concurrent trip to Russia by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying, “Nobody cares about his words.”
Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, is going to visit Russia and China to convey messages from Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani to Russian and Chinese leaders.
Conservative newspaper Kayhan has called on the Iranian government to stop relying on the West and form a consortium with Russia, India and China as an alternative to cope with the West’s economic pressure.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the country is optimistic that efforts by other parties to the Iran nuclear deal would bear fruit and save the 2015 agreement.
Iran has sent a number of police officers to Russia to help the Iranian football fans and cooperate with Russian security forces in establishing security and order during the FIFA World Cup 2018, a security official said.
Russian officials have officially expressed their intention to make a $50 billion investment in Iran’s oil industry, a media report says.
Senior Assistant to Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Jaberi Ansari has held intensive bilateral and multilateral talks with top Russian and Turkish delegates, and the UN Special Envoy in Geneva.
Representatives from Iran, Russia, and Turkey are meeting in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss establishing a committee tasked with drafting Syria's new constitution.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says there was a global support for the JCPOA during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in China.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says his government is eager to see Iran joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as a full member, in a show of friendship between Tehran and Moscow.