Putin, Raisi Discuss Iran's Nuclear Program

The Kremlin has noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi affirmed their mutual readiness to strengthen relations between the two countries in various fields.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin

On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi held a conversation over the phone to discuss the Iranian nuclear program and the fight against COVID-19.

Iranian-Russian relations bring about mutual benefits

The Kremlin press service said that both parties emphasized their mutual readiness to strengthen Russian-Iranian relations for mutual benefits in various fields, with a focus on the successful development of trade and economic relations and on solid cooperation in combating the spread of coronavirus.

Several topics on the international agenda were brought up, including the situation regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program, the Kremlin reported.

It added that Putin and Raisi agreed during the phone conversation to stay in contact. 

Iran seeks deepening relations with Russia

During the call, Raisi stressed that his country seeks to expand and deepen cooperation between the two countries in all fields, noting that Putin revealed that he is in quarantine and wishes to hold a bilateral meeting in the nearest time possible.

The Russian President stressed the continuation of cooperation in the joint production of the Sputnik vaccine, the Iranian Presidency revealed.

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Last March, Iran's Ambassador to Moscow, Kazem Jalali, announced the extension of the "Treaty of Mutual Relations and Principles of Cooperation" between Russia and Iran, at a time when the Iranian Foreign Ministry affirmed the full Iranian-Russian solidarity against unilateral embargo measures.

Jalali also announced at the time the value of Iranian exports to Russia increased by 105% in 2020 and their value is estimated at $800 million, noting that Russian markets constitute a good opportunity for Iranian goods.