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3 December, Friday

Russian, Iranian deputy FMs hold talks

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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for political affairs Ali Bagheri Kani has met with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Bogdanov, IRNA news reports.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Presidential Special Envoy for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov, and Bagheri Kani held talks in the presence of Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali on Friday morning.

The two sides discussed issues of mutual interests, calling for expansion of cooperation and finding ways to open new avenues in order to coordinate on different mutual, regional and international affairs.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister arrived in Moscow Thursday night. 

Bagheri Kani and his entourage are also scheduled to hold talks with another Russian counterpart Sergei Ryabkov, on new round of talks in Vienna, Austria, in a bid to pave the way for lifting cruel sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran.

Upon his arrival, the Iranian diplomat said that in accordance with a recent agreement between Iran and the P4+1 group of countries (Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany), Iranian representatives are scheduled to hold joint meetings with each of the four states; so, the first joint session will be held between Russia and Iran.

He stipulated that the new round of talks will be held merely with the aim of lifting illegal and cruel US sanctions.

The Iranian deputy FM further pointed out to supports made by Russia and China for result-oriented negotiations on revival of the 2015 nuclear deal.

The Iranian official in his first trip as deputy FM to Moscow said that he would discuss other issues of mutual interests.

 

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