Iran's ambassador to Russia said that Iran welcomes Russia's success in achieving the COVID-19 vaccine and that the international community should welcome it.

Iran PressEurope: Kazem Jalali said: "Iran has been conducting research on the production of coronavirus vaccine since the beginning of the outbreak of the disease."

He added: "one of the collaborations that were formed between Iran and Russia from the beginning of the outbreak of this disease has been cooperation in this field."

He said Iran welcomes any achievement by any country that leads to finding a vaccine or drug to eradicate this virus.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on August 11 has announced that the country's Health Ministry has approved the world's first COVID-19 vaccine made by the Russian military.

"The vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya Institute, received the green light from the Russian Health Ministry on Tuesday," Vladimir Putin revealed.

Putin added that his daughter has already received the shot.

He expressed hope that Russia would soon start mass production of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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