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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 10:56 - 12 December 2013
Tehran, YJC. Russian Foreign Minister has met Rouhani to discuss mutual concerns.


The Iranian president Hassan Rouhani and the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov met in Tehran on Wednesday.

Pointing to mutual measures following Rouhani and Vladimir Putin’s meeting in Bishkek, the Iranian president said "Our goal is to arrive at close, strategic relations with Russia. Like Russia, Iran is willing to reach a long-term agreement which will cover bilateral, regional, and international cooperation.”

Also providing comments on the Iran-Six Majors agreement made in Geneva, the Iranian president said "As for the Geneva nuclear talks, Iran has always stressed two points. The first point is not to stand discrimination and to enjoy the rights stated in the NPT in full, especially the right to enriching uranium inside Iran’s soil. The second point is stressing the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear activities and the fact that they will remain so.”

Rouhani further said "The Geneva agreement means that Iran’s entire rights, including the right to enrichment, have been recognized. If some countries would interpret the agreement otherwise, they will have damaged the existing trust and attempts that are carried out to build such trust.”

The Russian Foreign Minister in turn stated that cooperation with Iran is highly important for his country and maintained "As for how to interpret the Geneva document we have no disagreement with Iran and we will stress the point in the future 5+1 meetings. That is because in Russia’s foreign policy tenet it has been stressed that countries should have the right to enrich uranium and have peaceful nuclear activity and technology within the framework of international rules.”


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