Iran, Russia's leaders' will is to promote relations: Speaker

Tehran (IP) - The Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, during a meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister, referring to the Russian President's response to the letter of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, said that the will of the two countries' top officials is to promote bilateral relations.

Iran Press/Iran news: During a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Tehran, Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said: "The change of power in the United States will have no effect on the approach and decisions of Iran and Russia in the comprehensive development of bilateral relations."

Ghalibaf added: "Russian President Vladimir Putin's response to the letter of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei indicated that the leaders of the two countries agree on the development of their relations."

Ghalibaf also said: "We must maintain the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but the United States must also fulfill its obligations in this agreement, then Iran will also verify the complete lifting of sanctions."

Ghalibaf also referred to the Zionist regime's sabotage of the Natanz nuclear facility and stressed that this should be condemned by all countries, especially the P4+1. "It should have a clear position on this issue, but Iran reserves the right to respond to these events," he said.

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Referring to the letter of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution to Putin, Lavrov said that the letter supported the signing of a comprehensive agreement between the two countries.

The Russian Foreign Minister said that a full and unconditional return of the United States to its obligations in the JCPOA and the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 is essential.

"We are opposed to US unilateralism," Lavrov said.


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