In a meeting, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov and Iranian Ambassador Kazem Jalali discussed bilateral cooperation within BRICS and the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran PressEurope: "The sides discussed issues of Russian-Iranian cooperation within BRICS, problems of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as well as a number of other current international problems," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

BRICS currently consists of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Twenty-three countries officially applied for BRICS membership in August 2023. The August 22-24 BRICS summit invited Argentina, Egypt, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Ethiopia to join the association starting on January 1, 2024.

Earlier, in a meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, in a meeting with the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow, emphasized the expansion of relations between the two countries.

Alexander Novak described the regular talks between the high officials of Tehran and Moscow as trusting and stated that the Russian government is determined to comprehensively strengthen relations with Iran. 219

Read More:

Russian Deputy Prime Minister stresses expansion of Moscow-Tehran ties