Putin, going or not going, sources disagree

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Publish Date: 14:03 - 25 July 2013
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Tehran, YJC. Contradictory news reports have made it uncertain whether the Russian President is going to visit Tehran in near future.

Contradictory news reports are heard these days regarding Vladimir Putin’s to-be visit to Tehran to meet Rouhani.

While some sources said that he will be attending the Rouhani inauguration, others have denied it, yet some others say that the trip will be made shortly after the inauguration.

Some sources had quoted Sanaei, Head of the Iran-Russia Parliamentary Friendship Group, stating that Putin would make his trip to Iran by sea.

Meanwhile the Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday in an interview with YJC on news regarding the Russian President’s trip to Iran on August 16 "The news is not correct and I do not confirm it.”

There is also disagreement as to the topic of Putin's to-be meeting with Rouhani. Mehr News Agency has posted two slightly contrasting reports on its Farsi and English websites. While the former says that Putin is to visit Tehran "with his latest version of S300”, implying the visit to circle around the S-300VM missiles to be sold to Iran, the latter says that he is to make the visit for nuclear talks, saying "Russian President Vladimir Putin is to visit Iran in August to try and restart talks on Tehran’s nuclear program, Russia’s Kommersant daily reported on Wednesday, according to AFP.”


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