Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he has delivered an “important” message from Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
– Delivered important msg to President Putin.
– Extensive talks with FM Lavrov on bilat coop + regional/global coordination.
– Identical views on #JCPOA and need to uphold int’l law.
– Agreed to conclude long-term comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement,” Zarif tweeted late on Tuesday.
Accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi, Zarif traveled to Moscow on Tuesday for talks with senior Russian officials, including his counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
During his meeting with Lavrov, Zarif said Iran-Russia relations are at their strongest in decades, adding that such sustainable ties will benefit both countries and guarantee global peace and security.
Lavrov said his meeting with Zarif was an “important stage” in the joint efforts by the remaining members of the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, to maintain this “most important achievement of multilateral diplomacy.”