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Iranian, Russian Presidents to Discuss Military Cooperation, Nuclear Talks

Politics - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are going to discuss boosting Tehran-Moscow military cooperation as well as the results of negotiations over Iran's nuclear energy program in an upcoming meeting in Ufa on Thursday, Putin's aide said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are going to discuss boosting Tehran-Moscow military cooperation as well as the results of negotiations over Iran's nuclear energy program in an upcoming meeting in Ufa on Thursday, Putin's aide said.
"Various matters of purely bilateral cooperation in trade, economy, and the military-technical field will of course be discussed (in the meeting between Rouhani and Putin)," Yuri Ushakov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

The two presidents will also discuss the results of the talks between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) over Tehran's nuclear program, he added.

"Regarding Iran, the meeting to be held on July 9 will certainly take into account the results of the negotiations that are underway on the Iranian nuclear program," Ushakov explained.

The Iranian president is scheduled to visit Russia this Thursday to attend the summits of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS.

On the first day of his visit, President Rouhani will take part in the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit as a special guest and will also deliver a speech.

He is also scheduled to address the SCO summit as a keynote speaker on the second day of his stay in Ufa.

Rouhani's visit to Russia will come as the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the six powers have reached a sensitive stage.

Diplomats from Iran and the six powers are busy negotiating in the Austrian capital of Vienna to clinch a nuclear deal that would end more than a decade of standoff over Tehran's civilian nuclear program.

Last week, the parties gave themselves an extra seven days beyond an end-June deadline to nail down details of the long-awaited accord.
 

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