Iranian Foreign Minister upon his arrival to Russian capital of Moscow said that Tehran and Moscow enjoy strategic ties and Russia has always stood by Iran in difficult situation.

Iran PressEurope: Speaking to reporters upon his arrival at Moscow airport, Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the Iranian delegation's visit to Moscow illustrates strategic relations between the two countries which based on the policy of the leaders of the two sides.

Zarif reminded that new relations have been established between Iran and Russia, said that the Iranian delegation’s visit to Moscow indicates strategic relations between two countries.

Iran's foreign minister told reporters that Russia has always stood by Iran in difficult situations and added that Tehran will never forget those friends which were standing by it in difficulties.

Zarif added that developing bilateral ties and regional and international issues will be discussed during the trip.

Referring to the presence of Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian as head of Iran-Russia economic commission, he said during this trip which is underway on the eve of Iran-Turkey-Russia trilateral meeting in Nur Sultan, both sides will review coordination in regional issues, especially those related to Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan and Israel aggressions on Lebanon as well.  

He added that he had earlier held talks with Chinese officials regarding Iran nuclear deal developments.

Zarif heading a high-ranking delegation arrived in Moscow on Sunday.

Zarif is to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Monday to review the latest developments about the implementation of the JCPOA, the Persian Gulf, Syria, Afghanistan as well as Yemen.

During the visit, two sides are expected to discuss mutual cooperation in the fields of economy, commerce, energy, transportation, and culture.

The volume of Iran-Russia trade exchange has registered a 17 percent growth in recent years.


Zarif arrives in Moscow