The presidents of Iran and Russia have discussed the implementation of the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries as well as the latest developments in the Middle East.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday held a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. During the call, Putin once again offered congratulations to Rouhani on his landslide reelection victory.
Rouhani won a resounding reelection victory in Iran’s May 19 presidential election, with 23,549,616 votes or 57 percent of the total ballots.
During the phone conversation, the Iranian president said that Tehran welcomes the expansion of cooperation with its neighboring countries, including Russia, adding, “Iran is ready to bolster bilateral and regional cooperation with Russia with more determination and we will witness more close cooperation between the two countries in the future.”
He pointed to increasing economic and trade interaction between the two sides in recent years and said Tehran supports enhanced cooperation with Moscow in infrastructural and industrial projects as well as energy and banking sectors.
The Iranian president further said the Islamic Republic would remain committed to its obligations under the historic nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as long as the other side also fulfills its commitments.
Rouhani also said Iran-Russia cooperation would help promote regional peace and stability and contribute to the fight against terrorism, particularly in Syria.
“The expansion of such cooperation in Syria is very important and we welcome the continuation of trilateral cooperation among Iran, Russia and Syria and are resolute to go on with it,” the Iranian president pointed out.
Rouhani said Iran welcomes interaction with Turkey and Russia to safeguard a ceasefire in Syria under the supervision of the United Nations.
For his part, the Russian president said his country is concerned about acts of aggression by certain countries in Syria.
He added that Russia and Iran are present in Syria at the request of Syria’s legitimate government and based on the principles of international regulations, saying Tehran and Moscow would continue their cooperation to promote peace and stability in the region, particularly in Syria.
Putin also said Moscow is resolute on further expanding relations with Tehran in various fields.
He urged all signatories to the JCPOA to remain committed to their obligations.
Source: Press TV