Feb 3, 2016, 5:29 PM


Iran-Russia ties 'important factor of regional, global security'

Iran-Russia ties 'important factor of regional, global security'

TEHRAN, Feb. 03 (MNA) – Head of Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council and a senior adviser to Leader has said Iran-Russia ties wield considerable impact on global and regional interactions.

Ali Akbar Velayati, who is visiting Moscow, addressed the opening ceremony of a conference on Iran-Russia Ties in Contemporary Geopolitics on Wednesday, where he presented the meeting with an outline of Iran’s foreign policy on bilateral, regional, and global cooperation with Russia in contemporary setting; “first, I express my gratitude to the officials of the conference and the Strategic Research Center for holding the conference as joint enterprise by both sides; transformative conditions of contemporary international community and a high level of strategic ambiguity in international relations trigger a necessity of exchange of ideas and sharing the positions; the time has come to an end when a single hegemonic power ruled the roost in dominating destiny of humanity and the current pandemonium is a direct effect of the unilateralism,” emphasized the Leader’s adviser." Iran and Russia would help bring about a more just world globally through cooperation. The path has been laid well in advance and is highly evaluated in Leader’s grand policy of which welcomes the East and is a laudable attempt to create strategic relations with East as a political entity,” he added.

“Countries are diverse in their attempts to create their hegemony in the region; Iran and Russia have strategic interests; furthermore, they share common policies on regional and international issues and we should grasp the opportunities through working with each other; Russia especially, is important for Iran’s foreign policy and our relations would even wield impact on global scale on peace and security,” Velayati told the opening ceremony. “US and west regularly create challenges and threats in the region as well as for Iran and Russia; in the new setting, both countries should plan innovatively to meet and tackle these threats; a long-term and extended ties would help achieve this,” he suggested.




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