Russia says it welcomes further cooperation with Iran

IRNA – Moscow backs further expansion of ties and cooperation with Tehran, Russian envoy to Iran said on Sunday.

‘Moscow welcomes and backs expansion and development of cooperation and consultations with Iran on various issues,’ Russian Ambassador to Iran, Levan Jagarin, told Special Aide to the Speaker of Iranian Parliament in International Affairs Amir Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

‘Iran and Russia share similar positions and strategies in different aspects,’ Jagarin added, stressing that the two countries must maintain and continue ‘same level of ties.’

The high-level Iranian official, for his part, praised ‘successful experience of cooperation’ between Tehran and Moscow in helping Syria.

Amir-Abdollahian went to lash out at ‘provocative military measures of the Zionist regime and its violation of the Syria air space.’

He described as ‘a serious threat to the regional security,’ recent Israeli movements.