Iran’s Velayati delivers Leader, president’s message to Russia’s Putin

TEHRAN, Jul. 12 (MNA) – Iranian Leader's senior adviser Ali Akbar Velayati met and held talks with Vladimir Putin on Thu. morning at the suburban residence of the Russian president in Novo-Ogaryovo.

During the meeting, Velayati delivered the oral message of Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi, the message contains Iran’s position toward the 2015 nuclear deal following the US unilateral and unlawful withdrawal from the agreement.

The meeting was also attended by Iranian Ambasador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei, Velayati’s special envoy for international affairs Ali Asghar Fathi, Russian Deputy FM Sergei Lavrov, Putin’s aide for international affairs Yuri Ushakov, and Maxim Baranov, head of Iranian Desk at the Second Department for Asia at Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking to reporters before the meeting, Velayati stressed that the bilateral relations in the fields of defense, politics, economy, nuclear industry and security indicate a long-term plan for cooperation between Iran and Russia.

He also highlighted the need for closer cooperation with Russia given the current critical situation in the world affected by US President Donald Trump’s measures and decisions.

Velayati is also slated to hold talks with a number of other senior Russian officials during his stay in Moscow.


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