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Iranian, Russian FMs Discuss Bilateral Ties, Regional Developments in Geneva

Politics - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in a meeting in Geneva on Monday discussed bilateral ties and mutual cooperation as well regional developments.

During the meeting on the sidelines of the annual conference of the UN Human Rights Council in the Swiss city today, the Iranian and Russian foreign ministers underlined the need for the further expansion of bilateral ties.

Zarif and Lavrov also discussed important regional developments, specially the Syrian crisis.

Last month, Zarif and Lavrov in a meeting in Munich underlined the need for resolving regional crises through political means.

During the meeting in the German city, Zarif and Lavrov stressed that talks can help the affected countries reach a political solution to the ongoing crises.

The two sides, meantime, voiced their satisfaction over the current status of Iran-Russia relations, and called for the further broadening of mutual cooperation.

Also last month, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanayee underlined that Tehran and Moscow share identical views and stances on campaign against terrorism in the region.

"Iran and Russia believe that dividing terrorism into good and bad will have negative consequences for the region and the world," Sanayee told reporters in Moscow.

The Iranian ambassador blasted the western countries for creating and supporting the terrorists, and said, "The terrorists and illegal groups have received extensive support in the last three years, and they have been armed and equipped by the West…"

Stressing Iran's continued fight against terrorism and extremism, he reiterated that today Iran is a powerful regional power, and added, "Iran plays a very positive role in the Middle East."
 

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