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Russia envoy denies Moscow displeasure with Syria-Iran meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) in Tehran, Iran on 1 November 2017 [Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/Anadolu Agency]

The Russian Ambassador to Tehran, Levan Dzhagaryan, yesterday denied media reports claiming Moscow was displeased with the recent visit of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to Iran saying “we were never worried about this visit”.

Dzhagaryan described the media reports about Moscow’s displeasure with Al-Assad’s visit as “baseless”, Russia Today reported.

He added that the aim of spreading such reports was “to create a rift in the Iranian-Russian-Syrian relations” stressing that media outlets that circulated the news did not succeed in their goal.

“We are committed to our friendship and our commitment to Iran both in the nuclear agreement and in other issues such as human rights and regional policies,” Dzhagaryan said, adding that Washington and its allies’ criticisms of Iran on regional policies were “baseless”.

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“We are satisfied with the current level of bilateral cooperation between Iran and Russia in various fields,” he said, expressing hope that the banking problems between the two countries would be resolved through joint efforts.

Russia and Iran are scheduled to discuss the development of bilateral economic cooperation during the next meeting of the Russian-Iranian Joint Committee scheduled for June.

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