Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that Tehran and Moscow should establish a more “serious dialogue” on the future of the nuclear deal following US withdrawal from the agreement.
During a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the two-day Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, Rouhani hailed Russia, saying Moscow played a constructive and important role in the implementation of the nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Russia “Given the US illegal withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, more serious and more important dialogue between our two countries is required,” RIA Novosti quoted Rouhani as saying in the Chinese port city of Qingdao.
The Islamic Republic hopes for continued efforts by Russia to implement the JCPOA, the Iranian leader added.
President Rouhani meanwhile, considered the results of interaction with Russia on ensuring security in the region to be very tangible, saying “as for our cooperation in maintaining security and stability in the region, every day (the results) are felt stronger.”
He also maintained that “Iran-Russia cooperation on the fight against terrorism and various radical groups have proved to be quite successful.”
Rouhani further thanked Putin for supporting Iran’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
“I must express my gratitude for your position on the accession of Iran as a full member to this organization,” Rouhani said during the meeting, describing the SCO as a very influential structure for ensuring security.
Speaking about bilateral relations with Russia, Rouhani stressed that they are developing every day. At the same time, he added, ties between the two countries are “unique and special,” since they cover all areas and all issues.
Source: Mehr News Agency