Iranian and Russian ministers of defense emphasized on fighting violence, terrorism, and extremism on a phone conversation on Thursday and discussed the most recent international and regional developments.
After destroying the remainder of its chemical weapons in September, Russia is now calling on the United States and other countries in possession of such weapons to immediately “follow suit” and do away with their stockpiles.
Russia has once again sided with Iran in an ongoing standoff with the United States over the fate of the country's nuclear deal. A senior Russian diplomat has censured the US objection to the agreement, saying Washington is violating both the spirit and letter of the multilateral accord, while Tehran has remained fully compliant.
Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and his Syrian counterpart Hamoudeh Sabbagh held a meeting on the sidelines of the 137th meeting of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Saint Petersburg on Monday.
The cooperation between Russia and Iran is most important for the settlement in Syria and for improvement of the situation in the Middle East, Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told TASS on Sunday.
Speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper house (Federation Council) Valentina Matviyenko expressed hope the US would not quit the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program.