In a phone call to Hassan Rouhani on Monday, Vladimir Putin discussed the latest regional developments with the Iranian president, Mehr News Agency reports.
Pointing to the favorable state of affairs between the two countries, the Russian president expressed willingness to keep friendly relations with Iran.
"In Geneva agreement was very close by and Iran cooperated very well which could have resulted in a desirable outcome. But it is to regret that, as you know, with what happened, the agreement was postponed. Russia will do all it can for the negotiations to come out successful, behind which there is real will by both sides.”
Mr Putin said that a real opportunity has emerged today to resolve this problem that has gone on for many years now, President of Russia reports.
Rouhani in turn pointed to his previous meeting with the Russian counterpart in Bishkek and expressed happiness over close bonds between the two governments.
"I hope that our agreements will become a start for extensive, long-lasting relations between the two friendly, neighbor countries and that through talks, we will be able to secure the steps so far taken,” Rouhani asserted.
Expressing gratitude over Russia’s supportive stance in the previous round of Iran-Six Majors talks, the president maintained "As Iran has frequently announced, its entire nuclear activities are peaceful and conveyed under the AIEA. In the last negotiations good distances were covered; but all must take note that excess can impede a win-win agreement. We believe that nothing must happen which would damage the two sides’ will to reach agreement and come up with a mutually-desired result.”