Russian President Vladimir Putin in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani underlined his country’s resolve to have the oppressive sanctions imposed by the West against Iran removed.
“Moscow emphasizes Iran’s right to peaceful use of nuclear energy and removal of oppressive sanctions,” Putin said at the meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on Monday.
The Russian president expressed hope that he will travel to Tehran soon, and called for broadening of bilateral ties in economic, scientific and strategic areas.
President Putin described his Iranian counterpart’s role in striking a nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers as superior and extended his condolences to President Rouhani on the deaths of Iranian pilgrims during Hajj in Mina, Mecca.
The Russian president called for mutual cooperation between Moscow and Tehran on the fight against terrorism and restoration of regional and international security at a high level.